SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics is reporting that California’s unemployment rate fell slightly in November — down to 12.3 percent from 12.5 percent a month earlier.
California was among 36 states that saw unemployment fall last month.
But it remains among the worst-off states for jobs.
The BLS reported Friday that California’s November unemployment rate tied for third-highest with Nevada and South Carolina. Only Michigan and Rhode Island were higher.
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The bureau says California led the nation in job losses in the last year, with 617,000 jobs gone.