The state jobs report for August 2015 shows a continuing trend of job growth and falling unemployment rates.
We examine more closely some of the Employment Development Department data on July 2015 California unemployment trends.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has released its alternative measures of labor underutilization (unemployment) for states through the first quarter of 2015.
We consider California's "U-6" unemployment rate, a broader measure of labor force underutilization than the official "U-3" unemployment rate.
We consider the relationship between a California area having an agriculture-focused economy and its unemployment rate.
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.
The 2007-2009 recession hit California very hard. Only recently—in mid 2014—did California return to the number of jobs it had before the recession.