March 28, 2013 |
Like the sluggish box office, the jobs picture in Hollywood isn't looking pretty so far this year. Employment in the motion picture, television and sound recording category fell 7.3% to 114,700 jobs in January, compared with the same period a year ago, according to the latest figures from the state's Employment Development Department. In fact, the employment level in January was the lowest of any month since January 2001, when employment also stood at 106,300 jobs, according to the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp.
March 22, 2013 |
As California's unemployment rate remains stuck at 9.8% in January, some counties in the Golden State reported jobless rates edging up slightly. California's employers added just 1,700 jobs in January, according to the state's Employment Development Department. However, December figures were revised upward to show a net gain of 8,200 jobs instead of the 17,500 loss reported initially reported. The state has been adding jobs every month since July 2011. Economists say California businesses may be pulling back slightly as a reaction to a payroll tax increase and the state's recent implementation of a sales tax bump and increased tax on wealthy individuals.
November 17, 2012 |
California's labor market showed renewed strength in October as employers posted stronger-than-expected job gains, adding 45,800 workers to payrolls ahead of the holiday shopping season. With retail trade and transportation leading last month's hiring surge, the jobless rate ticked down to 10.1% in October from 10.2% the month before, according to data from the state's Employment Development Department. Quiz: The week in business The state also revised September job gains upward to 32,000 from the previously reported figure of 8,500 net new jobs.
January 22, 2011 |
California's unemployment rate climbed in December as fallout from real estate downturn and the state's budget woes continued to weigh on the labor market. The jobless rate rose to 12.5% from 12.4% in November. That stood in contrast to the nation's unemployment rate, which fell to 9.4% in December, from 9.8% the previous month. California employers added just 4,900 jobs to payrolls in December, the Employment Development Department said Friday, after adding 30,500 the month before.
December 18, 2010 |
Despite double-digit growth in port traffic, a surge in retail sales and rising consumer confidence, employers added just 1,600 jobs in California in November. The unemployment rate remained steady at 12.4%, the state Employment Development Department said Friday. The state had added 42,300 jobs in October. Economists worry that this is another sign that the recovery will be a jobless one in both the state and the nation. The U.S. unemployment rate rose to 9.8% in November from 9.6% the month before as employers added just 39,000 jobs.
November 20, 2010 |
The state's struggling labor market showed signs of life in October, adding 39,000 jobs in the biggest employment increase since May 2006. The gains were widespread, with employers adding positions in nearly every sector of the economy. But it wasn't enough to make a dent in California's unemployment rate, which remained at 12.4%, according to figures released Friday by the state Employment Development Department. Still, the performance was a major improvement over September, when payrolls declined by 53,600 jobs.