High unemployment rates in Orange County slowly dropping: 2020’s economic collapse in review

Over 100,000 remain unemployed in Orange County and still feeling the stress of wondering where their next paycheck will come from. “It’s not as bad as the Great Depression and worse than the Great Recession but we think we know the cause and with vaccines there appears that will be light at the end of the tunnel,” said UC Irvine economist Ami Glazer in a phone interview.