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Unemployment Ticks Up in California

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(Sacramento, CA)
Friday, September 16, 2011
The August unemployment rate was 12-point-one percent; up from 12 percent in July.  According to figures from California's Employment Development Department, the state lost 84-hundred jobs last month.  Five sectors did add jobs, including manufacturing, professional and business services and mining and logging.  Six areas lost jobs, including construction, educational and health services and government. The largest decrease was in construction.  Unemployment rates vary widely by county.  The state's highest rate is Imperial County at 32 percent.  The lowest is Marin at 7-point-eight percent.  The U.S. unemployment rate in August was 9-point-one percent.  
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