End of census contributes to jump in unemployment 

The unemployment rate shot up statewide between June and July, which economists attribute to the loss of temporary census workers.

California lost a total of 9,400 jobs during that time period, according to San Francisco-based Beacon Economics. All of the state's month-over job losses occurred in government employment, which fell by 23,100 jobs.

Of those, 20,100 were Federal government jobs and directly related to the end of the Census, according to Beacon. Meanwhile, private employment gained 13,700 jobs, offsetting most of the government job losses. 

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