State sees steady job growth despite high unemployment rate 

There is good news and bad news on the economic front: For the fifth month in a row, California added jobs, yet the state still has one of the top three highest unemployment rates in the nation, trailing Michigan and Nevada, according to Beacon Economics.

California’s unemployment rate inched down by one-tenth of one percentage point last month dropping to 12.4 percent, while adding more jobs, bringing the total to almost 96,000 new jobs in the last five months, according to Beacon.

But all of the metropolitan regions in the San Francisco Bay Area saw declining unemployment rates this past month, indicating that the region as a whole may be on the road to recovery.

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