California’s unemployment rate decreased last month

California's unemployment rate was 5.1% in September, unchanged from the previous month and down from a year earlier.

Posted: Oct. 20, 2017 2:10 PM
Updated: Oct. 24, 2017 1:32 PM

California’s unemployment rate was 5.1% in September, unchanged from the previous month and down from a year earlier.

The state employment development department said today that employers added 52,200 nonfarm payroll jobs during the month.

In September 2016, California’s unemployment rate was 5.3%.

The national unemployment rate was 4.2% last month, a decrease of .2 percentage point.

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