02/26/2024

Southland Counties Lose Jobs As State Unemployment Stays At 9.8%

As California’s unemployment rate remains stuck at 9.8% in January, some counties in the Golden State reported jobless rates edging up slightly.

California’s employers added just 1,700 jobs in January, according to the state’s Employment Development Department. However, December figures were revised upward to show a net gain of 8,200 jobs instead of the 17,500 loss reported initially reported.

The state has been adding jobs every month since July 2011.

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