California’s June Employment Numbers: A Snapshot

California added 46,200 non-farm payroll jobs in the month of June while the state’s unemployment rate held steady at 4.2%, according to the Employment Development Department. California has gained 3,284,300 jobs since February 2010, making this the state’s second longest running economic expansion on record.

The largest gain was in construction, which saw the addition of 11,900 new jobs. 9 out of the state’s 11 major employment sectors saw an increase.

The Bay Area’s unemployment rates remain at a record low. Riverside County saw a slight increase. Unemployment rates also ticked up in the Sacramento region. 

The unemployment rates for the state’s 10 most populous counties are as follows:

Los Angeles: 4.6%

San Diego: 3.3%

Orange: 3.0%

Riverside: 4.4%

San Bernardino: 4.1%

Santa Clara: 2.6%

Alameda: 3.1%

Sacramento: 3.9%

Contra Costa: 3.2%

Fresno: 7.1%

San Mateo County has the lowest unemployment rate in the state at 2.2%. Imperial has the highest, with 18.6%.