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California adds nearly 50% of new US jobs in August

California adds nearly 50% of new US jobs in August

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CN) — California’s unemployment rate remains stubbornly high at 7.5% but its months-long hiring spree continues as the state accounted for nearly half of the nation’s new jobs in August. Buoyed by big gains in the government and leisure and hospitality sectors, California employers added 104,000 new jobs —more than any state — […]

California jobless rate steady at 7.6%, but experts say labor market picking up steam

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California jobless rate steady at 7.6%, but experts say labor market picking up steam

(CN) — California’s unemployment rate remained at 7.6% in July, with employers adding 114,400 payroll jobs. That rate remains above the national 5.4% unemployment rate, according to numbers released Friday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the California Employment Development Department. July’s numbers mirror the state’s unemployment rate for June, which was initially […]

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