02/24/2024

Job Reports

Full December 2023 Jobs Report

As discussed in our preliminary report, nonfarm jobs rose 23,400 in December, bringing the preliminary job gains for all of 2023 to 311,600 (seasonally adjusted) and coming in 26% better than the average monthly jobs gain of 20,500 in pre-pandemic 2019.

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Quick Facts: California Employment Report for December 2023

Highlights for policy makers:

Recovery Progress
Job Openings Down 25% Since December
Labor Force Still Below Recovery
Unemployment Claims at Nearly a Quarter of US Total
May Revise Pulls UI Fund Repayments
California State Trust Fund Solvency Lowest Among the States
CaliFormer Businesses
May Revise: Projections Show a Reduced Surplus; Not a Deficit

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Full November 2023 Jobs Report

Highlights for policy makers:

Recovery Progress
Job Openings Down 25% Since December
Labor Force Still Below Recovery
Unemployment Claims at Nearly a Quarter of US Total
May Revise Pulls UI Fund Repayments
California State Trust Fund Solvency Lowest Among the States
CaliFormer Businesses
May Revise: Projections Show a Reduced Surplus; Not a Deficit

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Quick Facts: California Employment Report for November 2023

Highlights for policy makers:

Recovery Progress
Job Openings Down 25% Since December
Labor Force Still Below Recovery
Unemployment Claims at Nearly a Quarter of US Total
May Revise Pulls UI Fund Repayments
California State Trust Fund Solvency Lowest Among the States
CaliFormer Businesses
May Revise: Projections Show a Reduced Surplus; Not a Deficit

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Full October 2023 Jobs Report

Highlights for policy makers:

Recovery Progress
Job Openings Down 25% Since December
Labor Force Still Below Recovery
Unemployment Claims at Nearly a Quarter of US Total
May Revise Pulls UI Fund Repayments
California State Trust Fund Solvency Lowest Among the States
CaliFormer Businesses
May Revise: Projections Show a Reduced Surplus; Not a Deficit

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Quick Facts: California Employment Report for October 2023

Highlights for policy makers:

Recovery Progress
Job Openings Down 25% Since December
Labor Force Still Below Recovery
Unemployment Claims at Nearly a Quarter of US Total
May Revise Pulls UI Fund Repayments
California State Trust Fund Solvency Lowest Among the States
CaliFormer Businesses
May Revise: Projections Show a Reduced Surplus; Not a Deficit

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Full September 2023 Jobs Report

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Quick Facts: California Employment Report for September 2023

Highlights for policy makers:

Recovery Progress
Job Openings Down 25% Since December
Labor Force Still Below Recovery
Unemployment Claims at Nearly a Quarter of US Total
May Revise Pulls UI Fund Repayments
California State Trust Fund Solvency Lowest Among the States
CaliFormer Businesses
May Revise: Projections Show a Reduced Surplus; Not a Deficit

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Full August 2023 Jobs Report

The Center for Jobs and the Economy has released our full analysis of the August Employment Report from the California Employment Development Department. For additional information and data about the California economy visit www.centerforjobs.org/ca.

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Quick Facts: California Employment Report for August 2023

Highlights for policy makers:

Recovery Progress
Job Openings Down 25% Since December
Labor Force Still Below Recovery
Unemployment Claims at Nearly a Quarter of US Total
May Revise Pulls UI Fund Repayments
California State Trust Fund Solvency Lowest Among the States
CaliFormer Businesses
May Revise: Projections Show a Reduced Surplus; Not a Deficit

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Full July 2023 Jobs Report

As discussed in our preliminary report, the July again reported slowing in the state’s economy. The nonfarm job numbers broke the previous pattern since April 2022 of the first quarter reporting job gains above 60,000, followed by slower gains in the following two months. Comparing just the first month of each quarter in this period, the July number was 59% lower. The employment numbers reported a loss of 17,000, reversing much of the gain the prior two months and keeping total employment essentially unchanged since June 2022.

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Quick Facts: California Employment Report for July 2023

Highlights for policy makers:

Recovery Progress
Job Openings Down 25% Since December
Labor Force Still Below Recovery
Unemployment Claims at Nearly a Quarter of US Total
May Revise Pulls UI Fund Repayments
California State Trust Fund Solvency Lowest Among the States
CaliFormer Businesses
May Revise: Projections Show a Reduced Surplus; Not a Deficit

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Full June 2023 Jobs Report

In the near and medium prospects, California’s current jobs rate has not been sufficient to bring workers back to employment recovery conditions much less economic progress beyond that point as the state’s higher operating costs in particular weigh on the middle class wage jobs.

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Quick Facts: California Employment Report for June 2023

Highlights for policy makers:

Recovery Progress
Job Openings Down 25% Since December
Labor Force Still Below Recovery
Unemployment Claims at Nearly a Quarter of US Total
May Revise Pulls UI Fund Repayments
California State Trust Fund Solvency Lowest Among the States
CaliFormer Businesses
May Revise: Projections Show a Reduced Surplus; Not a Deficit

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Full May 2023 Jobs Report

Highlights for policy makers:

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