Recessionomics: An unhappy statistic

on February 27, 2009

Bad news out of California’s Employment Development Department:  the unemployment rate in the state is now officially in the double digits, clocking in at 10.1%.  This is the first time we’ve hit double digits since June 1983, and it’s a pretty staggering jump from the rate at this time last year: 6.1%.  A conspicuous milestone, to say the least…

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