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November 2014
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  • 7.1%
    CA Unemployment
  • 0.1%
    One Month Change
  • -1.1%
    Year Over Year
  • 5.5%
    US Unemployment

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Jan. 22, 2015
California’s unemployment rate fell to 7 percent in December, a drop of two percentage points from a month earlier, but the state added few jobs last month.

The California Employment Development Department says the number of payroll jobs increased by just 700 last month, despite the improvement in the overall rate.
Jan. 21, 2015
Locally, logistic jobs increased and dockworker pay surged as businesses throughout the United States ordered more products from Asia to meet growing demand at home. Cargo volumes at the neighboring ports climbed nearly 4% from 2013 to 15.2 million container units, making 2014 the third-busiest year on record, behind only 2006 and 2007.
Jan. 19, 2015
A study by the National Retail Federation and the National Association of Manufacturers estimates that a 10-day shutdown would cost the nation’s economy nearly $2 billion a day and “could be catastrophic” for retailers, manufacturers, farmers and other industries across the economy that rely on the ports for both imports and exports.
Jan. 19, 2015
An upswing in the U.S. economy has contributed to a surge in economic optimism but provided no similar improvement in the standing of the nation’s political leaders, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll shows.
Jan. 19, 2015
Since February 2010, U.S. manufacturing employment has increased at a rate of 6.7%, with some Midwestern and Southern states such as Indiana and South Carolina seeing gains of 15% or more. By contrast, California manufacturing has grown at about 1% over the same period.
Jan. 17, 2015
The income gap between African Americans and whites in California has reached its widest point in decades, a trend that reflects a broader, growing chasm between the state’s wealthy and poor, experts said.
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Jan. 22, 2015 / Associated Press

Jan. 21, 2015 / John Fensterwald