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California unemployment rises to 11.5% in May

Mark Lifsher
L.A. Times [1]
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%.

Full story here. [1]