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California Job Tracker

California Job Tracker

California’s job market has continued to heal with spreading job growth and falling unemployment. As of January, 25 of the state’s 29 metropolitan areas had fully recovered from the job losses of the recession. The only four metropolitan statistical areas (MSA) that have not recovered are Hanford-Corcoran, Redding, Oxnard-Ventura-Thousand Oaks, and Yuba City. If job […]

California Job Tracker: Unemployment Falls Below 6% for First Time Since 2007; Stockton-Lodi Region Rejoins Recovery Group

California Job Tracker: Unemployment Falls Below 6% for First Time Since 2007; Stockton-Lodi Region Rejoins Recovery Group

By Lynn Reaser California’s job market posted further gains in September, although some of the signs were mixed. Payroll job gains slowed after two robust months, while the jobless rate fell to 5.9 percent. This was the first time California’s unemployment rate had fallen to below 6.0 percent since November 2007. The Stockton-Lodi metropolitan area […]

California Job Tracker: August 2015–Ventura County still shows ‘Not Recovered’

California Job Tracker: August 2015–Ventura County still shows ‘Not Recovered’

By Lynn Reaser A total of 21 out of 29 California’s metropolitan areas have now totally recovered all of the jobs lost during the Recession and exceeded the pre-Recession employment peaks, according to the latest data for June 2015. (See Figures 16 and 17.) These 21 metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) or their metropolitan district (MD) […]

The CalCheck Report: Update on California’s Economic Health

The CalCheck Report: Update on California’s Economic Health

By Lynn Reaser California’s economy continues to move forward, supported by a broad-based recovery. Ongoing advances in leisure and hospitality along with health care remain supportive, while a rebound in housing and construction and a surge in technology and innovation are providing a special thrust. California scored another strong jobs report in May, with nonfarm […]