CA Unemployment 10.1%

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Submitted by my tiny apt on February 27, 2009 - 12:39pm

California Unemployment for January '09 was 10.1%, up from 6.1% in January '08 and 8.7% in Dec 08.

Submitted by Username on February 27, 2009 - 12:57pm.

Is that people receiving unemployment or total people looking for work but unable to find it? I doubt it counts people who have been reduced from full time to part time. I was in Wal-Mart the other day commenting that at least they are one of the companies making money still and the cashier said "Yea, they're cutting our hours starting next week". Like working for Wal-Mart doesn't suck enough, but I guess it's better than being out of work.

Submitted by AK on February 27, 2009 - 6:09pm.

Counting underemployment and the self-employed turned self-unemployed, I'd guess the true figure is somewhere in the vicinity of HOLY @#$%&!

Throw in the effects of drought on California agriculture and we've got a perfect storm on our hands.

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