California’s unemployment rate decreased to 10.2 percent in September as employers added 8,500 jobs during the month, according to numbers released Friday by the state Employment Development Department. The unemployment rate was 10.6 percent in August and 11.7 percent in September 2011.
There were job gains totaling 28,300 jobs in six categories — trade, transportation and utilities; information; financial activities;
professional and business services; educational and health services; and leisure and
hospitality. Job losses of 19,800 were spread over five industry sectors: mining and logging; construction; manufacturing; other services; and
government. Government reported the largest employment decrease, down 6,400 jobs.
To see the full release from the EDD, go here.
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