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California jobless rate falls to 6.3% in April; employers add 29,500 jobs
California jobless rate falls to 6.3% in April; employers add 29,500 jobs

The California unemployment rate slid to 6.3% in April -- its lowest level in seven years -- and employers in the state added 29,500 nonfarm payroll jobs. The uptick is slightly smaller than in March, which saw a revised 40,500 new jobs, according to the California Employment Development Department. But the jobless rate last month was lower than the 6.5% rate in March. Nationwide, the unemployment rate fell in April to 5.4%. Some 457,000 new jobs have been added in the state since April 2014 – a 2.9% pace that outstrips the national 2.1% rate. A year ago, California’s unemployment rate was 7.8%. The professional and business services sector enjoyed the largest...

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