California adds 39,800 jobs in March; unemployment rate dips to 6.5%

April 17, 2015 4:55 PM

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California employers added 39,800 jobs in March, and the state's unemployment rate fell to 6.5% -- its lowest level in seven years.

The job gains last month marked nearly four years of consecutive monthly increases in California, which has seen employment increase at a rate of 3.1% over the last year -- faster than the national average of 2.3%.

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