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CALIFORNIA DROUGHT COSTS $2.7B IN 2015

The 4-year-old drought continues in California and will cost the economy $2.7 billion and nearly 21,000 jobs this year in the nation’s most populous state, according to a new study from the University of California-Davis. The biggest hit comes in agriculture, which will lose $1.84 billion this year, according to the study. Almost half of the job losses – 10,000 – are in seasonal agriculture jobs,  as reported by USA Today.

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