The state's unemployment rate clocked in at 12.4 percent for December. That was unchanged from the revised November figure.
Sacramento area unemployment fell two-tenths of a point from November's revised figure. The rate for December was 12.3 percent, even though the region lost 3,700 jobs during the month.
In the past 12 months, the state has lost 579,400 jobs. The region has lost 40,900.
In the Sacramento area, state government shed 1,500 jobs, construction fell by 1,300 and the leisure and hospitality sector cut 900 jobs.