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January 18, 2013 | By Ricardo Lopez
California's labor market slowed last month as employers shed 17,500 jobs in December and the unemployment rate remained unchanged. The state's jobless rate, which fell below 10% in November for the first time in nearly four years, stands at 9.8%, according to data released Friday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. In addition, job figures for November were revised upward to show a net gain of 6,100 jobs that month. Quiz: How much do you know about California's economy?
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March 21, 2014 | By Shan Li
California's economy added 58,800 net new jobs in February, gaining back some momentum after a lackluster showing the month before, the state's Employment Development Department reported Friday. The job gains helped push the unemployment rate down to 8% from 8.1% a month earlier, according to state employment data. The pickup in the job market was spread across nine industries, including financial activities, government, and leisure and hospitality. Educational and health services reported the biggest increase with 15,800 new positions.
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BUSINESS
March 23, 2012 | By Alejandro Lazo
California employers added 4,000 new payroll jobs last month , signaling slow but steady improvement in the state's labor market. Despite the gains, the unemployment rate remain unchanged at 10.9% as more workers dusted off their resumes to look for employment. “People are more encouraged to find jobs,” said Stephen Levy, an economist with the Center for the Continuing Study of the California Economy . “As people come into the workforce it's going to take a while to get the unemployment rate down.” Statewide, the biggest job gains last month were found in sectors that pay better than average wages - another positive sign for the California economy.
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March 7, 2014 | By Ricardo Lopez
California appeared to go in the opposite direction of the national economy in January, shedding a net 31,600 jobs that month, the state's Employment Development Department reported Friday.  Despite the weak showing in employers' payrolls, the unemployment rate declined to 8.1% from 8.3% the month before, according to state employment data.  Large job losses were recorded in the trade, retail and transportation industries, which as a whole...
BUSINESS
March 7, 2014 | By Ricardo Lopez
California appeared to go in the opposite direction of the national economy in January, shedding a net 31,600 jobs that month, the state's Employment Development Department reported Friday.  Despite the weak showing in employers' payrolls, the unemployment rate declined to 8.1% from 8.3% the month before, according to state employment data.  Large job losses were recorded in the trade, retail and transportation industries, which as a whole...
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August 16, 2013 | By Shan Li
California's economy sent out mixed signals in July: The unemployment rate inched up, but employers still added 38,100 jobs, one of the biggest gains for the state since the recession officially ended in February 2010. The jobless rate ticked up to 8.7% from 8.5% in June, according to data released Friday by the state Employment Development Department. The net gain in jobs, especially in higher-paying industries such as professional and business services, was a positive sign for a state that has steadily added more jobs over the year and outpaced the nation in growth.
BUSINESS
August 16, 2013 | By Shan Li
California's economy sent out mixed signals in July: The unemployment rate inched up, but employers still added 38,100 jobs, one of the biggest gains for the state since the recession officially ended in February 2010. The jobless rate ticked up to 8.7% from 8.5% in June, according to data released Friday by the state Employment Development Department. The net gain in jobs, especially in higher-paying industries such as professional and business services, was a positive sign for a state that has steadily added more jobs over the year and outpaced the nation in growth.
BUSINESS
March 18, 2013 | By Don Lee and Shan Li, Los Angeles Times
California's jobless rate was unchanged at 9.8% in January for the second straight month, and that lack of improvement put the Golden State in a tie with Rhode Island for the worst unemployment in the U.S. On the other end of the spectrum, North Dakota had the lowest jobless rate, 3.3%, the government said Monday in releasing updated and revised employment data for all 50 states. California will release its county-by-county breakdown of jobs Friday, which economists expect will reflect the slow growth that is predicted in the state for 2013.
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January 22, 2013 | By Tiffany Hsu
The number of unemployed workers worldwide has boomed by 28 million people in the five years since the global financial crisis began, leaving 197 million people without jobs last year, according to a new report. The numbers show a “crisis in labour markets of both advanced economies and developing economies,” according to new data from the International Labour Organization. In 2012 alone, 4 million people joined the unemployment ranks. The figure will swell by another 5.1 million workers this year to 202 million unemployed job seekers, soaring past the all-time record of 199 million jobless people in 2009.
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January 18, 2013 | By Ricardo Lopez
California's labor market slowed last month as employers shed 17,500 jobs in December and the unemployment rate remained unchanged. The state's jobless rate, which fell below 10% in November for the first time in nearly four years, stands at 9.8%, according to data released Friday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. In addition, job figures for November were revised upward to show a net gain of 6,100 jobs that month. Quiz: How much do you know about California's economy?
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