When America’s stupid state just elected some far left big government spenders. This is despite the fact that several California metropolitan areas registered among the nation’s highest unemployment rates in September.
California Watch reported, via Free Republic:
Several California metropolitan areas registered among the nation’s highest unemployment rates in September, according to figures released yesterday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The El Centro metropolitan area, which is composed of Imperial County, continued to lead the nation with a 30.4 percent jobless rate. The heavily agricultural area has recorded the country’s highest jobless rate every month since June 2007.
Nationwide, the unemployment rate was 9.2 percent in September, compared to 9.5 percent a year earlier. California’s jobless rate was 12.2 percent, compared to 11.8 percent last year.
Among the 13 metropolitan areas with unemployment rates of at least 15 percent in September, nine were in California:
Bakersfield-Delano: 15.1 percent
El Centro: 30.4 percent
Fresno: 15.2 percent
Merced: 16.6 percent
Modesto: 16.2 percent
Redding: 15.2 percent
Stockton: 16.6 percent
Visalia-Porterville: 15.9 percent
Yuba City: 17.9 percent
Among metropolitan areas with a population of 1 million or more, Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario had the second-highest unemployment rate in the U.S. at 14.8 percent, just behind the 15-percent jobless rate in Las Vegas-Paradise, Nev.
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So what has to happen to this state before the people wake up? Does California unemployment have to reach 25%? What a sad situation.