The State Unemployment Fell To 4.9 Percent In October

The State Unemployment Fell To 4.9 Percent In October

The State’s unemployment rate fell to 4.9 percent in October, down from 5.1 percent in September and 5.3 percent in October 2016. Unemployment rates in Amador County continue to slide dropping to 4.4 percent in October from 5.3 percent in the previous month. Calaveras County’s rate fell from 4.5 percent in September to 4.2 percent last month. The California Employment Development Department released its jobs figures on Friday showing that employers added 31,700 nonfarm payroll jobs last month. Six of eleven industry sectors added the most jobs. Leisure and Hospitality posted the largest increase with a gain of 15,300 jobs, followed by Educational and Health Services, up 8,500, and Government, up 4,800. The largest declines were in other services down 1,900 jobs and just behind that is Information, which saw a 1,700 drop in jobs. The National Jobless Rate was recorded at 4.1 percent last month. 

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