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California unemployment rate falls to new record low

November 15, 2019 GMT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s unemployment rate fell to a new record low of 3.9% in October.

The California Employment Development Department says the state added 23,600 nonfarm payroll jobs during the month.

The previous record low was 4% set in September.

The department says October’s gains extend California’s record jobs expansion to 116 months.