State officials say California’s jobless rate remained at 9.8 percent in December, the same rate as in November.
California’s unemployment rate dipped slightly in August to 10.6 percent, down from 10.7 percent the previous month.
The International Culinary Center California campus in Campbell is doing its part in changing the dreadful number of unemployed returning veterans between the ages of 18 and 24.
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.
The rate released Friday was up just one-tenth of a percentage point from the previous month but was the first time since December that California’s jobless rate hit or exceeded 11 percent.
California’s unemployment rate dropped slightly in September, but remains above the national rate. Bay Area counties were all below the state average.
California’s jobless rate grew for the second straight month in August to 12.1 percent, up one percentage point from the previous month.
California’s economy is staying soft into the summer, with the state unemployment rate for June rising slightly even as employers added workers.
California’s unemployment rate has dropped to 12 percent, but the number of payroll jobs in the state in March also fell from the previous month.
The state Employment Development Department on Friday reported that California’s jobless rate was 12.4 percent in January. That was down slightly from 12.5 percent in December.