According to the latest regional employment and unemployment summary released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, California had the largest over-the-month increase in employment nationally, adding 25,200 jobs.
California also had the second largest over-the-year percentage increase in in non-farm employment, +2.6 percent.
California’s unemployment rate of 10.7% placed it third highest, behind only Nevada at 12% and Rhode Island at 10.8 percent.
The national rate of unemployment is 8.3 percent.
California had the largest over-the-year increase in the number of jobs, with +365,100.
File photo by C.E.H. Wiedel of jobseekers at a job fair held by the City of Cypress.