SACRAMENTO (CBS/AP) — California’s jobless rate remained unchanged at 10.7 percent in July as the state saw slow employment growth, adding a little more than 25,000 jobs.

The figure released Friday by the state Employment Development Department is an improvement over California’s 11.9 percent unemployment rate a year ago but also is a sign of the state’s slow recovery. The national unemployment rate was 8.3 percent in July.

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An accompanying federal survey of households shows a slight dip in the number of employed people compared to June. But the number of Californians who had jobs in July, 16.4 million, was 277,000 more than the same period a year ago.

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Jobs were added in July to the government sector, financial and professional services, education, health care and the hospitality industry. The construction, manufacturing, transportation and information sectors saw job losses.

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