Unemployment Rate


California Jobless Rate Grows To 12.1 Percent; 2nd Highest In Nation

California’s jobless rate grew for the second straight month in August to 12.1 percent, up one percentage point from the previous month.


Unemployment, job cuts, layoffs

California Unemployment Rate Crept Higher In June

California’s economy is staying soft into the summer, with the state unemployment rate for June rising slightly even as employers added workers.



California Jobless Rate Declines For Third Straight Month

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.

CBS San Francisco–04/15/2011


California Unemployment Rate Dipped In January

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.

CBS San Francisco–03/04/2011


California Unemployment Rate Inches Higher

The state’s unemployment rate is well above the nation’s rate, which decreased to 9.4% in December.


Unemployment, job cuts, layoffs

California Unemployment Rate Stuck At 12.4 Percent

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.


California State Capitol in Sacramento (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Poverty Rate Highest In 11 Years

The state’s poverty rate in 2009 was the highest in 11 years, according to a nonpartisan public policy research group.

CBS San Francisco–09/19/2010


CA Unemployment Rises Slightly Despite Improvement in Bay Area

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 […]