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California unemployment rate slightly increases

Posted at 2:50 PM, Mar 08, 2019

(AP/KSBY) – California’s unemployment rate rose to 4.2 percent in January, an increase from a revised rate of 4.1 percent the previous month.

The state Employment Development Department said Friday the state’s employers added 3,000 non-farm payroll jobs during January.

The December rate was originally put at 4.2 percent but was revised back down to 4.1 percent, where it had been since September.

San Luis Obispo County’s unemployment rate in January was 3.5 percent, up from 2.8 percent in December. The rate in January 2018 was 3.4 percent.

In Santa Barbara County, the January unemployment rate was 5.2 percent, up from 4.0 percent in December. The January 2018 rate was also 5.2 percent.