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Inland Empire Jobless Rate Drops.002
Inland Empire Jobless Rate Drops.002

State unemployment rate doesn’t move

California’s unemployment rate remained unchanged at 7.4 percent during August, despite adding 44,200 jobs during the month.

About 15.5 million people were employed in the state last month, meaning California has added approximately 1.4 million jobs since February 2010, according to data released Friday by the State Employment Development Department.

The state’s unemployment rate hit its peak during that month, reaching 12.4 percent.

California’s recovery still lags behind the country as a whole: the U.S. unemployment rate in August was 6.1 percent.

Construction added 13,600 jobs last month in California, the largest gain posted by any sector. Manufacturing, financial, education, health, travel and hospitality and the government also added jobs.

Trade, information and transportation and utilities all posted losses statewide, according to the data.

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