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State Unemployment Rate Rises to 10.1 Percent

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California's unemployment rate has reached double-digits for the first time in more than 25 years, 10.1 percent.

The State Employment Department announced the figure on Friday.

The new unemployment rate is an increase of 4 percent from this time last year.

More than 1.8 million people are now without jobs in California, compared to just over 1 million people in January 2008.

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