California unemployment rate falls to 8.1 percent

Mar 7, 2014 12:13 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California's unemployment rate decreased to 8.1 percent in January.

The state Employment Development Department said Friday the rate was down from 8.3 percent in December and from 9.5 percent a year earlier.

The U.S. unemployment rate was 6.6 percent in January.

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