California’s unemployment was 11.6 percent in June. Another 66,500 jobs disappeared during June.
California’s unemployment was the sixth highest in the nation. Michigan’s was highest, at 15.2 percent.
The statewide unemployment rate was actually unchanged from a month earlier. The rate for May was originally reported at 11.5 percent, but that was revised upward a tenth of a point. But the continued job loss showed the state remains firmly in the grip of a nasty recession. In the past year, some 766,300 jobs have been lost.