By Dan Walters
01/27/2015 10:39 AM

Although California’s unemployment dropped fractionally to 7 percent in December, the state stands alone with the nation’s second-highest rate, exceeded only by Mississippi’s 7.2 percent.

California, which has had one of the nation’s highest unemployment rates for years, found itself alone with the second-highest rate because Georgia, with whom California had been tied, improved to 6.9 percent, according to a compilation that was released Tuesday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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