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August 2014
  • 7.4%
    CA Unemployment
  • -0.5%
    One Month Change
  • -1.5%
    Year Over Year
  • 6.3%
    US Unemployment

This report provides an overview of the demographic, social, and economic characteristics of California's population. Topics include income, poverty, education, health insurance coverage, language, place of birth, migration, and more. The tabulations in this report are based on special data runs from the American Community Survey (ACS) Public Use Microdata Sample 1-year file. 
Sept. 19, 2014
About 83 percent of students in the Class of 2016 who took the California High School Exit Exam for the first time this spring passed the English section, while 85 percent passed in math, according to statewide figures released Friday.
Sept. 19, 2014
New figures highlight the growing gap between owners and renters in the Southland: Many homeowners are capitalizing on low interest rates to push down their monthly payment while renters are shelling out larger shares of their income to stay afloat.
Sept. 19, 2014
The plant pays an average wage of $24 an hour, plus benefits. The region is losing very good middle-class jobs, said Antonio Castro, president of Local 59G of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union.
Sept. 19, 2014
California's unemployment rate was unchanged for a third month, holding at 7.4 percent in August, officials said Friday.



Sept. 19, 2014 / Michael Finnegan

Sept. 19, 2014 / Fermin Leal and Sarah Tully