California June's Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 4.7 Percent

The California Employment Development Department says the state's unemployment rate was 4.7 percent in June, unchanged from the previous month.

The department said Friday that nonfarm payroll employment fell by 1,400 jobs in June.

In June 2016, California's unemployment rate was 5.5 percent.

Between May and June, San Diego added 3,100 jobs in bars and restaurants, while the arts, entertainment, and recreation category grew by 1,500 positions. Ambulatory health care services lost 1,000 jobs.

Over the past year, the largest increases were seen for specialty construction contractors, 4,100 jobs; local government education, 3,500; and

ambulatory health care services, 2,500.

In June, 67,800 San Diegans were without jobs in a civilian labor force of 1.56 million people. That's 12,000 more than the month before, but the labor force total also grew by a large amount.

The total number of area residents unemployed in June was 9,200 less than the same month in 2016.

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