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 […]