1 year into pandemic unemployment rate nearly doubles in Santa Cruz County

9 days ago   |   By KSBW

In 2019, unemployment rates were at a record low at 4.8%. By December of 2020, nine months after the coronavirus disrupted most of our lives, the unemployment rate had nearly doubled, at 8.5%
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