Job Sector Definitions April 17, 2015

In this background post, we describe the major nonfarm job sectors that our office tracks in monthly state jobs reports.


2/2015: California Nonfarm Jobs Up 29,400 March 20, 2015

According to preliminary data from the state's Employment Development Department, California's official unemployment rate fell to 6.7% in February 2015, down from a revised 7.0% in January.


1/2015: California Nonfarm Jobs Up 67,300 March 6, 2015

The state's Employment Development Department has begun to release January 2015 jobs data for the state and Los Angeles County, with further data releases (delayed by the complex annual "benchmarking process") to follow for other jurisdictions later.


CA Unemployment, While Improving, Still Among Highest in U.S. January 27, 2015

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data on state employment trends in December show that, while California's job market has been improving, unemployment here still ranks high among U.S. states.


Initial 12/14 Jobs Report: Modest Growth to End Solid Year for State January 26, 2015

The state's Employment Development Department released its first report, to be revised later, on December 2014 job growth in California.


November 2014 California Jobs Report December 19, 2014

In most months, we will provide analysis of the Employment Development Department's monthly California jobs report.