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Friday, February 27, 2009

California Unemployment Rate Hits Double Digits

by Calculated Risk on 2/27/2009 03:17:00 PM

From the LA Times: California unemployment rate reaches 10.1%

More than 1 in 10 California workers were unemployed in January ...

The 10.1% jobless rate is the highest since June 1983 and not far below the 11% record set in November 1982 at the worst point of a severe recession ... Job losses escalated in January, with the state's unemployment rate jumping by 1.4 percentage points from a revised 8.7% for December.