California gained almost 53,000 jobs in December, following a trend in recent months of sizeable job gains after a spring and summer in 2017 of inconsistent employment growth.
The state unemployment rate dropped slightly in the final month of 2017, falling by one-tenth of a percentage point to 3.5 percent despite a loss of 500 jobs, state officials announced Thursday.
Nonfarm OC employment grew 6,700 jobs to 1.62 million in December.
The U.S. unemployment rate stood at 4.1 percent for December. In December 2016, it was 3.9 percent.
Unemployment dipped from 3.5 percent in November to 3.4 percent last month. While the area with the lowest rate of unemployment was in the city and borough of Sitka, at 5.0 percent.
Private sector employment increased by 2,000 and government employment increased by 4,100 jobs in December.
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Professional and businesses services, information and construction also saw big gains. Trade, transportation and utilities lost 3,800 jobs; mining and logging fell by 400.
Nine of California's eleven industry sectors added a total of 56,900 jobs in December.
Educational and health services jobs fell by 2400 in the month.
Since November, there was a 0.1 percent increase in unemployment, statewide.
The DWD's announcement also included the latest quarterly data comparing spring 2016 to spring 2017. The 7.3 percent rate for December is preliminary.