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Nov 16, 2012 12:26 PM by Associated Press

California adds jobs, but rate still over 10%

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California's jobless rate continues to fall but it's still above 10 percent.

The state Employment Development Department says the rate was 10.1 percent in October, down from 10.2 percent a month earlier.

There were 45,800 jobs added to payrolls. The private sector did well, adding jobs in construction and higher-paying professional areas. In a good start for the shopping season, 20,500 retail jobs were added.

The biggest job losses were in government - part of an ongoing trend.

Overall, department spokesman Kevin Callori says California's jobless rate continues to drop - continuing an economic turnaround that began in February of 2010.

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