State unemployment rate holds steady

By on December 30, 2018

California’s unemployment rate remained at 4.1 percent in November, as employers statewide added 30,700 jobs to their payrolls.

The state’s 4.1 percent jobless rate has been unchanged during the past three months and is the lowest it’s been in four decades, according to data released by the state Employment Development Department.

One year ago, the state’s unemployment rate was 4.5 percent.

Leisure and hospitality added the most jobs – 12,400 – followed by professional and business services, which added 7,600 jobs, and construction, which added 3,300. Education and health also added 3,300 jobs last month, according to the data.

Locally, Riverside and San Bernardino counties had jobless rates of 4.1 percent and 3.7 percent –  a combined 3.9 percent – in November, according to the data.