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.
The state’s unemployment rate is well above the nation’s rate, which decreased to 9.4% in December.
California’s unemployment rate stayed put last month, remaining at 12.4 percent after creeping up a tenth of a percentage point between July and August.
The state’s poverty rate in 2009 was the highest in 11 years, according to a nonpartisan public policy research group.
KCBS Mike Colgan Reporting The state unemployment rate rose one-tenth of a percent to 12.4 percent in August, even as the jobless rate in the Bay Area inched down. KCBS reporter Mike Colgan says the […]