California unemployment rate fell to five percent, 22,900 non-farm payroll jobs added

Posted at 12:00 PM, Mar 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-24 15:01:37-04

California's unemployment rate fell to 5 percent in February as the state's employers added 22,900 nonfarm payroll jobs.

The state Employment Development Department said Friday that last month's rate was a drop from a revised 5.2 percent in January.

In February 2016, the unemployment rate was 5.6 percent.


The January figure was revised from a preliminary 5.1 percent reported earlier this month.