State posts major job gains
California added 90,100 non-agricultural jobs during November, according to a report released last week by the state Employment Development Department.
The state has now added more than 1.5 million jobs since the recovery officially began in February 2010, according to the data, which was based on the results of two separate surveys.
California added 344,100 jobs during the past year, an increase of 2.2 percent. About 1.3 million state residents remained unemployed during November.
The state’s unemployment rate last month was 7.2 percent, virtually unchanged from October but down from 8.4 percent in December 2013, the report stated.
The U.S. unemployment rate in November was 5.8 percent, unchanged from October.
San Bernardino and Riverside counties recorded unemployment rates of 7.7 and 8.2 percent respectively during November, according to the data.