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.


Film and TV Production Employment Data March 12, 2015

January declines in film and television production jobs are likely to be reversed in upcoming February data.

 


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.


Broader Unemployment Measure Improves, Still Higher Than Before Recession February 5, 2015

We consider California's "U-6" unemployment rate, a broader measure of labor force underutilization than the official "U-3" unemployment rate.


Effects of L.A., Inland Empire on CA Unemployment February 2, 2015

We consider how the elevated unemployment rates in Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties affect the statewide unemployment rate.


Agricultural Areas Tend to Have Higher Unemployment January 29, 2015

We consider the relationship between a California area having an agriculture-focused economy and its unemployment rate.


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.


In Many Sectors, California's Job Mix Similar to the U.S. December 9, 2014

California has a greater share of jobs in professional/business services and information combined than those sectors have in the rest of the U.S. This can be attributed in part to the state's technology and entertainment industries.


Great Recession: More Job Loss...Longer Time to Recover December 4, 2014

The 2007-2009 recession hit California very hard. Only recentlyin mid 2014did California return to the number of jobs it had before the recession.