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California unemployment rate held at record low in November

Posted at 12:52 PM, Dec 20, 2019

California's unemployment rate held steady in November for a second consecutive month at the record low of 3.9%.

The state Employment Development Department says Friday that more than 28,000 non-farm jobs were added during the month.

California's record job expansion has now lasted for 117 months.

The department says the number of unemployed Californians is the lowest since 1989 despite large gains in statewide population since then.

In San Luis Obispo County, the unemployment rate in November was 2.5 percent, up slightly from 2.4 percent in October. In November 2018, it was 2.7 percent.

Santa Barbara County's unemployment rate was 3.1 percent in November, up slightly from 3.0 percent in October. In November 2018, it was 3.4 percent.