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California Unemployment Rate Held Steady at 3.9% in December

SACRAMENTO — California's unemployment rate held steady at the record low 3.9% in December, the state said Friday. California added 12,600 nonfarm payroll jobs during the month, the Employment Development Department said. California added 12,600 nonfarm ...
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California Unemployment Rate Held Steady at 4.1% in August

SACRAMENTO — California's unemployment rate held steady at the record low of 4.1% in August as the state's period of job gains reached 114 months, exceeding the expansion of the 1960s. The California Employment Development Department says Friday the state's...

Wages Surge as US Adds a Robust 250,000 Jobs in October

WASHINGTON — U.S. businesses ramped up hiring in October, and wages rose by the largest year-over-year amount in nearly a decade, a combination that is pulling a rising share of Americans into the job market. In the final major economic report before Tuesda...
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US Unemployment Rate Is Lowest Since 1969 at 3.7%

WASHINGTON — The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 3.7 percent in September — the lowest level since December 1969 — signaling how the longest streak of hiring on record has put millions of Americans back to work....
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U.S. Employers Add 157,000 Jobs, Jobless Rate Is 3.9%

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers slowed their hiring in July, adding 157,000 jobs, a solid gain but below the healthy pace in the first half of this year. The unemployment rate ticked down to 3.9 percent from 4 percent, the Labor Department said Friday. That's n...