California Employment: A Snapshot

California added 46,700 nonfarm payroll jobs in July, with the state’s overall unemployment remaining at a record low 4.2% for the fourth month in a row. The figures, released last month by the California Employment Development Department (EDD), represent an increase of 2,969,800 jobs since February of 2010.

San Mateo County had the lowest unemployment rate (2.3%), followed by San Francisco (2.4%) and Marin (2.5%). The counties with the highest unemployment rates were Imperial (19.3%), Colusa (10.5%), and Tulare (9.3%).

11 new sectors saw job gains, with services leading the way. Construction and financial activities were the only sectors that saw job losses.

The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 3.9% in July, with employers adding 157,000 nonfarm payroll jobs nationally.

Read more about California’s latest employment numbers here


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Legal

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 18:22

In 2017, the California State Legislature took sanctuary policies statewide with the passage of SB 54, or the California Values Act, which limits cooperation with federal immigration enforcement.

Finance

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 20:41

A years-long dispute over the property tax assessment for Levi’s Stadium has yielded a major victory for the San Francisco 49ers that will deal a financial blow to public agencies and the Santa Cla