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State Unemployment Rate Dips in November

California's unemployment rate decreased to 9.8 percent last month, while San Mateo County's remained below the state line at 6.2 percent.

California’s unemployment rate decreased to 9.8 percent in November, state officials announced this week.

San Mateo County's unemployement rate measured 6.2 percent last month, one of the lower rates for the counties in California.

According to data from the Employment Development Department website, nonfarm payroll jobs decreased by 3,800 during the month for a total gain of 564,100 jobs since the recovery began in February 2010.

The U.S. unemployment rate decreased in November to 7.7 percent.

In October, the state’s unemployment rate was 10.1 percent, and in November 2011, the unemployment rate was 11.3 percent.

The unemployment rate is derived from a federal survey of 5,500 California households.

Nonfarm jobs in California totaled 14,406,400 in November, a decrease of 3,800 jobs over the month, according to a survey of businesses that is larger and less variable statistically.

The survey of 42,000 California businesses measures jobs in the economy. The year-over-year change (November 2011 to November 2012) shows an increase of 268,600 jobs (up 1.9 percent).

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JTB December 27, 2012 at 12:30 AM
The off-the-charts crazy leftists and extreme environmentalists who run this state have made it very clear to business (both big and small) that they should take their money and their jobs and go elsewhere. The prohiitive rules and regulations coming from Sacto, the Feds and local government leave employers with no other logical choice but to fold up the tent and move to a state with a more business friendly attitude. It's amazing how the left has managed to demonize those who sign our paychecks and pay for the majority of the welfare programs they love so much. "Punish success, hard work, risk taking and accomplishment and reward everyone else" - that has become the credo of the State of California. California has become a state of entitlement. Those with truckloads of money (e.g., Hollywooders, public sector employees and Obama Administration "green" job beneficiaries) will be all that's left other than those feeding from the government trough. No one in their right mind would ever believe that this Calif. economy is "sustainable" (to borrow an overused cliche from the left).
haveapizza December 27, 2012 at 06:45 PM
With the last election, a project I was working on, in the state of California, was cancelled. The risk/reward ratio became too heavily weighted to the risk side. If you lose, you lose your money. If you win, the state and feds confiscate most of it. I moved to California in the Mid 80s. The population has grown by 10MM people in that time. The number of tax payers has grown by only 150K. The number of Medicaid receipts has grown by 7MM. Its not sustainable. cancelled projects dont appear in the unemployment statistics. They dont appear in the "jobs moved to other states" statistics. This project will move forward. Just not in this state. I, like many others, have made my plans to vacate the state and leave it to the millions of residents now collecting various forms of government payments, (using 1984ish terms like Calfresh in place of the words Food Stamps)in exchange for their freedom and integrity. The last election taught me to stop fighting a losing battle and go where you are not going to be vilified for taking risk, creating employment, and working hard. Many others have. Many more will.

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