State officials say California’s jobless rate remained at 9.8 percent in December, the same rate as in November.
The state Employment Development Department reported the rate was 10.1 percent in October, down from 10.2 percent a month earlier.
California’s unemployment rate dipped in September to 10.2 percent, down from 10.6 percent the previous month, with the Bay Area helping lead the recovery.
California’s unemployment rate dipped by a tenth of a percentage point in April to 10.9 percent as a federal survey showed 20,000 new jobs were created.
California’s unemployment rate fell below 11 percent in January for the first time in nearly three years.
California’s unemployment rate fell to 11.3 percent in November, the lowest it has been since May 2009.
California’s unemployment rate fell slightly in October, to 11.7 percent, from 11.9 percent a month earlier.
Calling it a major change in the history of California’s unemployment program, the Employment Development Department is now sending out debit cards instead of traditional checks to people receiving unemployment benefits.
All Bay Area counties showed decreases in jobless rates in February compared to January’s numbers, according to a recent report by the state Employment Development Department.
California’s unemployment rate has slipped lower for the second month in a row as the state added nearly 100,000 jobs in February. But the employment situation is still worse than the national average.