California Unemployment Rate Falls To 10.7 Percent

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s unemployment rate fell slightly in June to 10.7 percent, as the state added 38,300 jobs.

The Employment Development Department released the latest jobs figure on Friday. It marked a slight drop from May, when unemployment was at 10.8 percent.

State officials say trade, transportation and utilities posted the largest job increases since May.

The U.S. unemployment rate remained at 8.2 percent in June. California’s decline is a dramatic drop from a year ago, when unemployment in the state was 11.9 percent.

Nearly 1.8 million Californians remain unemployed.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Sacramento

Get Our App
Get The CBS Sacramento Weather AppGet the latest radar, CBS13 AppCasts and hour-by-hour forecasts. You can also send your weather pics.

Listen Live