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June 2014
  • 7.1%
    CA Unemployment
  • 0.0%
    One Month Change
  • -2.1%
    Year Over Year
  • 6.3%
    US Unemployment

July 23, 2014
Most film and television productions turned down for a subsidy from the state of California over a recent four-year period ended up shooting in other states or countries, according to a new report released Wednesday.
July 22, 2014
However, Tesla’s on-again, off-again gigafactory flirtations with its home state have exasperated some outspoken critics of the way that California does business. Venture capitalist Tim Draper has made Tesla’s rebuff of California a talking point for his controversial “Six Californias” initiative. Losing Tesla strikes him as a smack-your-forehead example of the state’s dysfunctional business and political culture.
July 22, 2014
Encore Semi Inc., a California-based semiconductor chip designer, has opened an Austin development office as part of a four-city national expansion.
July 20, 2014
According to law firm Davis Polk, 208 (52%) of the 398 total rulemaking requirements have been met so far. It's an improvement from 2012, when just 31% of the Dodd-Frank rules were in force, but still lacking.
July 18, 2014
California's unemployment rate dipped to 7.4% in June, a month in which the state finally recovered all the jobs lost during the recession.
July 18, 2014
Omnitracs, a fleet management services company, said Friday that it will relocate early next year, generating 450 jobs and investing $10 million in Dallas. It plans to keep offices in San Diego and Baltimore.
July 17, 2014
While most indicators signal an economic upswing in California, the reality facing many residents of the Golden State is simple: On the ground, the recovery is still sluggish. Nowhere is that more apparent than in a newly developed database that includes detailed economic information on each of California’s 120 legislative districts and 58 counties.
June 19, 2014
College-educated Americans tend to know mostly other college-educated Americans and to think that is the norm, if not universal. In fact, just three in 10 Americans age 25 or older have bachelor's degrees. Another 8% are high-school dropouts, leaving the overwhelming majority—more than 60%—in circumstances something like Mr. Blazier's.