California unemployment rate falls to 10.1 percent
There were 45,800 jobs added to payrolls in October
California's jobless rate continues to fall but it's still above 10 percent.
The state Employment Development Department says the rate was 10.1 percent in October, down from 10.2 percent a month earlier.
There were 45,800 jobs added to payrolls. The private sector did well, adding jobs in construction and higher-paying professional areas. In a good start for the shopping season, 20,500 retail jobs were added.
The biggest job losses were in government - part of an ongoing trend.
Overall, department spokesman Kevin Callori says California's jobless rate continues to drop - continuing an economic turnaround that began in February of 2010.
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