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Payrolls in California grow by 11,800
Payrolls in California grow by 11,800

California's employers added 11,800 jobs in March, a modest increase but one that nevertheless kept momentum going in the job market. The unemployment rate, meanwhile, held steady at 8.1% from the month-earlier revised figure, the state's Employment Development Department reported Friday. "We are zig-zagging on a monthly basis. One month is strong and the next is weak," said Esmael Adibi, an economist at Chapman University. "But based on what we see at the national level, we will get much stronger growth" this year. March paled in comparison with the robust 62,100 jobs added in February. But economists said that the unusually strong showing in February was...