Tom Butt
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  Richmond Unemployment Rate Dips to Historic Low
December 23, 2017

In November of 2017, the unemployment rate for Richmond residents dropped to 3.6% in November 2017, the lowest on record and possibly the lowest in history (

It is more than a full percentage point below the California rate of 4.9% and half a percentage point below the U.S. rate of 4.1%.

Richmond was hit hard by the Great Recession with unemployment peaking at 18.5% in 2011.