March 3, 2017

GOLDEN:

California jobless rate drops to 5.1%, as the state continues to outpace national growth (Natalie Kitroeff, 3/03/17, LA Times)

The California economy started 2017 on a strong note, with employers in January adding 9,700 jobs and the jobless rate dropping to 5.1%, according to data released by the Employment Development Department.

January was a banner month for the country -- which gained a net 227,000 new jobs. But California continued its years-long trend of outpacing the national economy in job growth, piling on jobs at a year-over-year rate of 2%, faster than the national rate of 1.6%.



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