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California unemployment rate falls to 4.1 percent

Posted at 12:15 PM, Oct 19, 2018

(AP/KSBY) California’s unemployment rate fell to a record low of 4.1 percent in September, down from 4.2 percent for the previous five months.

The state Employment Development Department said Friday that California’s employers had a net gain of 13,200 non-farm payroll jobs during September.

The largest increase occurred in the professional and business services sector, followed by leisure and hospitality, government and the mining and logging sector.

Educational and health services led job losses.

San Luis Obispo County’s unemployment rate was 2.7 percent in September, down from 3 percent in August and 3.3 percent in September 2017.

In Santa Barbara County, the unemployment rate in September was 3.3 percent, down from 3.6 percent in August. In September 2017, it was 3.7 percent.

California’s unemployment rate in September 2017 was 4.5 percent.

Records date back to 1976.