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February 2015
  • 6.8%
    CA Unemployment
  • -0.5%
    One Month Change
  • -1.5%
    Year Over Year
  • 5.8%
    US Unemployment

April 17, 2015
California employers added 39,800 jobs in March, and the state's unemployment rate fell to 6.5% -- its lowest level in seven years.
April 16, 2015
Fewer than 300,000 American workers filed applications for unemployment benefits for the sixth consecutive week, pointing to labor-market strength even as hiring cooled last month.
April 15, 2015
The U.S. economy continued to expand across most of the country in February and March, though a strong dollar, falling oil prices and harsh winter weather slowed activity in some sectors, according to the Federal Reserve’s latest survey of regional economic conditions.
April 14, 2015
A gauge of U.S. business prices rose in March for the first time since October, a sign of stabilizing inflation in the economy.
April 14, 2015
Sales at retailers and restaurants increased 0.9% last month to a seasonally adjusted $441.4 billion, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. That was the biggest monthly gain in a year, but it was still down from November, when retail sales reached their highest level since the end of the recession.