California’s jobless rate tripled in April to 15.5%, higher than at any point during the Great Recession

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FILE – In this April 15, 2020, file photo, people keep their distance as they exercise outside of a closed La Jolla beach in San Diego. From Cape Cod to California, festivals are being canceled, businesses in tourist havens are looking at empty reservation books, and people who have been cooped up through a dismal spring are worrying summer will bring just more of the same. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s jobless rate tripled in April to 15.5%, higher than at any point during the Great Recession.

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