State Unemployment Rates, June 2011
Employers in California added 28,800 jobs to payrolls in June, a surprisingly positive number amid a weak labor market nationally. The state's unemployment rate rose slightly, to 11.8%, from 11.7% the month before, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday morning.
In contrast to California, the nation added just 18,000 net new jobs in June, and its unemployment rate rose for the third straight month, to 9.2%. But Friday's job figures showed that some of the hardest-hit states performed well in June. Michigan added 18,000 jobs, and Minnesota, which was until recently embroiled in state budget issues, added 13,200.
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