L.A. Times 
Friday, June 19, 2009
Reporting from Sacramento — California’s unemployment rate shot up to 11.5% in May, its highest level since current record-keeping began more than three decades ago.
That’s a substantial increase over a revised rate of 11.1% in April, the U.S. Department of Labor reported this morning.
The national unemployment rate for May was 9.4%.
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