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October 2014
  • 7.0%
    CA Unemployment
  • 0.1%
    One Month Change
  • -1.5%
    Year Over Year
  • 5.5%
    US Unemployment

Dec. 11, 2014
Thursday’s report by the state Department of Finance found that natural increase – the difference between live births and deaths – added 243,000 California residents. The other 92,000 came from net migration to the state, the report shows. More California residents are leaving the state than moving in from other states, but immigration from other countries more than offsets that.
Dec. 11, 2014
The economic boom is leaving behind workers in California who lost their jobs in manufacturing and construction during the Great Recession and won't ever regain those vanished positions, and the Bay Area is at the forefront of the upheaval in those and other sectors, according to a reported released Wednesday.
Dec. 6, 2014
The much higher voter turnout of a presidential election, coupled with a much lower threshold for qualifying initiative ballot measures, creates the opportunity for pro-tax-increase forces – such as public employee unions – to make their big move.
Dec. 5, 2014
The proportion of working-age Californians who are employed or actively seeking employment — known as the labor force participation rate — is the smallest it has been since the 1970s. In October, the state's rate, 62.3%, fell below the national rate of 62.8%. Both rates have fallen sharply since the recession.
Dec. 5, 2014
Employers in the state are still adding jobs at a faster pace than the rest of the country. But annual job growth nationwide expanded to a nine-month average of 1.8% this year from 1.7% in 2013, while the California rate has fallen to 2.2% from 3% last year.