California adds jobs, unemployment falls to 5.2%

June 17, 2016 5:03 PM

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California barreled through May with continued job gains as employers added 15,200 people to their payrolls last month, according to a state data release.

The state’s unemployment rate ticked down for the fifth month in a row, hitting 5.2%, still higher than the national rate of 4.7%, the Employment Development Department said Friday.

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