Orig Post patch.com | Re-Post MNM Partners LLC, 12/23/2015
Albany, California East Bay Unemployment Rate Declines. The statewide rate has dropped significantly since last year. The state’s unemployment rate decreased last month, according to data released Friday by the California Employment Development Department.
Department officials said the unemployment rate decreased to 5.7 percent in November, based on two surveys. This represents a .1 percent improvement over each of the months before that.
Nonfarm payroll jobs increased by 5,500 last month compared to October, department officials said.
These added jobs make for a total gain of 2,136,700 jobs since the re
In November 2014, the statewide unemployment rate was 7.2, according to department officials. That rate has dropped by 1.5 percent compared to last month’s figure.covery began in February 2010 and an increase of 417,100 from November 2014, according to department officials.