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California adds 24,000 jobs in June, surpassing pre-recession peak
California adds 24,000 jobs in June, surpassing pre-recession peak

California's unemployment rate dipped to 7.4% in June, a month in which the state finally recovered all the jobs lost during the recession. Data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday showed that California added more than 24,000 jobs in June, capping a year of steady employment growth for the state. Over the past year, California's unemployment rate has fallen from 9%, and the state has added more than 356,000 jobs. More than 15,472,000 people were on nonfarm payrolls in June, surpassing the pre-recession employment peak of 15,449,000 in July 2007. The highest growth areas since May were in education and health services and trade, transportation and...

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