Interactive: California’s jobless rates

California employers cut 38,800 workers in December, capping a dismal year in which the state lost more than half a million jobs. The unemployment rate remained flat at 12.4%, but only because more than 100,000 workers left the labor force and are no longer counted.

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Source: California Employment Development Department Labor Force & Unemployment Data. Monthly statistics are not seasonally adjusted. September 2009 figures are still preliminary. In September 2009, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for the state was 12.2%.
Reporting: Maloy Moore | Flash: Sean Connelley