California's employers have added more jobs, 43,000 of them to be exact.
The state's unemployment rate fell to 8.5% in November, with payrolls growing more here than in any other state.
"Last year we were at 9.6% so that's a marked improvement," said George Marley.
Marley, with the Employment Development Department said the largest gains were in the trade, transportation and utility sectors, which include seasonal retail hires.
In the Sacramento region there was a drop of a tenth of a percent. That may seem small, but it still translates into 3,000 new jobs...
"We haven't seen an unemployment rate this low since 2007," Marley said.
Retail lead the way again, while, yes, it is seasonal, Marley said there's more of it this year than last year.