California's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 11.8 percent in June, up 0.1 percentage point from the rate in May, and down 0.6 percentage point from one year ago. In comparison, the U.S. unemployment rate was 9.2 percent in June, up 0.1 percentage point from May, and down 0.3 percentage point from one year ago.
In California there were 14,068,600 jobs in total nonfarm industries in June, an increase of 28,800 jobs from last month. This followed a revised 21,100-job loss in May and 14,900-job gain in April.
Within nonfarm industries, seven sectors saw month-over job gains, two sectors saw a month-over job decline, and two sectors experienced no change. The sectors with increased employment in June were:
Professional and business services (16,400)
Educational and health services (9,400)
Leisure and hospitality (4,900)
Other services (1,300)
Financial activities (1,000)
Sectors that lost jobs in June were:
Trade, transportation and utilities (11,000)
Mining and logging and government payrolls did not change between May and June.
The lowest unemployment rate among California counties in June was 8.0 percent in Marin. Other counties with rates below 10.0 percent in June were: San Mateo, Santa Barbara, San Francisco, Napa, and Orange. In all, 21 counties had rates below 12.0 percent. The highest unemployment rate in June was 28.5 percent in Imperial. At 20.0 percent, Sutter had the next highest unemployment rate and was the only other county with a rate at or above 20 percent in June. The comparable, not seasonally adjusted California rate was 12.1 percent in June.
View the not seasonally adjusted unemployment rates by county for June 2011 online. (Requires Acrobat Reader).
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