California jobless rate falls to 6.3% in April; employers add 29,500 jobs

May 22, 2015 5:24 PM

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The California unemployment rate slid to 6.3% in April -- its lowest level in seven years -- and employers in the state added 29,500 nonfarm payroll jobs.

The uptick is slightly smaller than in March, which saw a revised 40,500 new jobs, according to the California Employment Development Department. But the jobless rate last month was lower than the 6.5% rate in March.

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