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Unemployment rate unexpectedly rises to 8.7% in July

Posted by on Sep 4, 2013 in Employment | 0 comments

Construction, government cut 11,400 jobs

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Unemployment rate at lowest level since fall 2008

Posted by on Aug 6, 2013 in Employment | 0 comments

Construction, hospitality lead the way

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Federal extension benefits to end for 100,000 Californians on Aug. 11

Posted by on Aug 1, 2013 in Employment | 0 comments

More than 375,000 to lose help from Uncle Sam by the end of the year

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Construction helps hammer down jobless rate to lowest level since October 2008

Posted by on Jul 6, 2013 in Employment | 0 comments

Construction jobs increase by 6.6% from a year ago

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More than 1M Californians without work for half a year in 2011

Posted by on Apr 8, 2013 in Employment | 0 comments

Californians have endured much-longer periods between jobs in recent years, the latest evidence of the depth of the recession and more specifically the hard-hit construction industry. About 1,031,700 people in the state were jobless for more than 27 weeks in February 2011, compared to only 143,300 in May 2007, the six months before the official start of the Great Recession, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Almost half – or 46.1% — of Californians were labeled as long-term unemployed, or 27 consecutive weeks without work. It’s a dramatic increase from the 19.9% in December 2005, according to the state Employment Development Department. How difficult has the economy been for job seekers? Consider this – almost 40% of residents were without work for less than five weeks before June 2009, basically as they left one position they had...

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California has 2.4M government employees, Sacramento most in U.S.

Posted by on Apr 4, 2013 in Employment, Featured, Social | 0 comments

Sacramento has the largest percentage — and number — of government employees in the U.S.

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