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Fresno County Unemployment Rate Hits Historic Low of 5.3%

The California economy keeps humming along, and Valley communities are hopping aboard the jobs train. Officials said Friday that California's unemployment rate fell to a record low of 4% in September. It also was a record-setting month for Fresno (5.3%),...
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$500 a Month for Free: Data Shows How People Spent the Money

SACRAMENTO — The first data from an experiment in a California city where needy people get $500 a month from the government shows they spend most of it on things such as food, clothing and utility bills. “In this country we have an issue with associating pe...