California’s unemployment rate has dropped to 5.3 percent in November.The 5.3 is down from 5.5 percent in October. However, state figures show that coastal counties that are adding jobs while the Central Valley continues to lose them. Kern County’s jobless rate went from 9.1 to 9.2 percent. The surprise in the report is the uptick in manufacturing jobs in our state.
Sean Michael Lisle