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California unemployment rate dips

November 17, 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s unemployment rate fell to 4.9 percent in October, down from 5.1 percent in September and 5.3 percent in October 2016.

The state Employment Development Department said Friday that employers added 31,700 nonfarm payroll jobs last month.

Six of 11 industry sectors added most of those jobs, led by leisure and hospitality.

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