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November 15, 1999 | TED ROHRLICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Riordan administration has grossly overstated its accomplishments in creating and retaining jobs in Los Angeles, according to an outside review of its work. The administration's business team, begun by Riordan as an arm of the mayor's office designed to attract, retain and help expand businesses in the city, has told the City Council and the news media that it has had an impact on businesses that represents about 315,000 jobs.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 1999 | TED ROHRLICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Riordan administration has grossly overstated its accomplishments in creating and retaining jobs in Los Angeles, according to an outside review of its work. The administration's business team, begun by Riordan as an arm of the mayor's office designed to attract, retain and help expand businesses in the city, has told the City Council and the news media that it has had an impact on businesses that represents about 315,000 jobs.
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BUSINESS
October 25, 2000 | James Flanigan
How will the higher minimum wage decreed by California's state government Monday--a $1 hike over two years to $6.75 an hour--affect the working poor, small businesses and the Southern California economy? The answer is that it will save taxpayers a little money by adding a little more to the costs of some businesses. Yes, taxpayers have a hand in the matter, because the minimum wage is as much a political issue as an economic one. For workers earning the current minimum wage of $5.
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June 4, 1994 | ROBERT A. ROSENBLATT and STUART SILVERSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The unemployment rate fell sharply in both the nation and California in May as the economy continued to generate steady job growth, the Labor Department reported Friday. The national jobless figure fell to 6%, down from 6.4% in April. But government officials said that the sizable decline appears to overstate the actual improvement in the nation's labor market last month. In California, unemployment dropped to 8.3%, down from 9.
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January 9, 1993 | ROBERT A. ROSENBLATT and STUART SILVERSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
California's jobless rate fell to 9.7% in December, down from 10.1% a month earlier, a mildly upbeat conclusion to a year when the recession-battered state lost more than 200,000 jobs, the Labor Department reported Friday. Nationally, unemployment remained stuck at 7.3% last month, finishing the worst year for job seekers since 1984. Los Angeles County's performance was especially disappointing, with the volatile jobless rate jumping to 9.8% during December, up from 9.
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