The state of California released a jobs report Friday showing the highest unemployment rate in the nation. California alone represents one-third of the overall unemployed in the nation.
The California Employment Development Department September jobs report showed that the state gained 47,400 jobs since August but holds an unemployment rate of 7.5% which ties Nevada for the highest in the United States.
Additionally, unemployment claims rose to 80,700 last week which amounted to one-third of the total claims in the country.
The state’s Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom painted an optimistic picture of the report blaming the coronavirus pandemic for the slow growth but claiming that the state is “averaging record job creation.”
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