Susan Luzzaro 5:30 p.m., Dec. 7
California Unemployment at 10.1%, Highest in Quarter Century
The California unemployment rate jumped to 10.1 percent in January, according to the state's Employment Development Department. That's up from a revised 8.7 percent in December, and it's the first double-digit unemployment rate in a quarter century. The number of people without jobs has risen to more than 1.8 million, compared with 754,000 a year earlier. January's unemployment rate rate compares with 6.1 percent in January of 2008 and 5.0 percent in January of 2007. The EDD was supposed to release San Diego's unemployment rate today, but it has been delayed until Thursday, March 5.