10/30/2020

Job Reports

September 2020 Jobs Report

Highlights for policy makers:

COVID-19 and the State Economy
Unemployment Rate Improves; Employment Up 47,300
Labor Force Participation Rate Ticks Up to 59.8%
Employment Growth Ranking
Nonfarm Jobs Up 96.0k
Jobs Change by Industry
Unemployment Rates by Region (not seasonally adjusted)
Unemployment Rates by Legislative District (not seasonally adjusted)
How Far Back Has the Economy in Each County Been Pushed?
Employment Share by Region
MSAs with the Worst Unemployment Rates: Los Angeles Sinks to 6th Worst in Nation

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August 2020 Jobs Report

Highlights for policy makers:

COVID-19 and the State Economy
Unemployment Rate Improves; Employment Up 291,600
Labor Force Participation Rate Down to 59.9%
Employment Growth Ranking
Nonfarm Jobs Up 101.9k
Jobs Change by Industry
Unemployment Rates by Region (not seasonally adjusted)
Unemployment Rates by Legislative District (not seasonally adjusted)
How Far Back Has the Economy in Each County Been Pushed?
Employment Share by Region
MSAs with the Worst Unemployment Rates: Los Angeles Remains at 9th Worst in Nation

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July 2020 Jobs Report

Highlights for policy makers:

COVID-19 and the State Economy
Unemployment Rate Improves; Employment Up 153,700
Labor Force Participation Rate Down to 60.2%
Employment Growth Ranking
Nonfarm Jobs Up 140.4k
Jobs Change by Industry
Unemployment Rates by Region (not seasonally adjusted)
Unemployment Rates by Legislative District (not seasonally adjusted)
How Far Back Has the Economy in Each County Been Pushed?
Employment Share by Region
MSAs with the Worst Unemployment Rates: Los Angeles Drops to 9th Worst in Nation

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June 2020 Jobs Report

Highlights for policy makers:

COVID-19 and the State Economy
Unemployment Rate Improves; Employment Up 653,300
Labor Force Participation Rate Up at 60.7%
Employment Growth Ranking
Nonfarm Jobs Up 558.2k
Jobs Change by Industry
Unemployment Rates by Region (not seasonally adjusted)
Unemployment Rates by Legislative District (not seasonally adjusted)
How Far Back Has the Economy in Each County Been Pushed?
Employment Share by Region
MSAs with the Worst Unemployment Rates Now Includes Los Angeles

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May 2020 Jobs Report

Highlights for policy makers:

COVID-19 and the State Economy: Most Recent Data
Unemployment Rate Notches Down; Employment Up 60,700
Labor Force Participation Rate Down at 59.3%
Employment Growth Ranking
Nonfarm Jobs Up 141.6k
Jobs Change by Industry
Unemployment Rates by Region (not seasonally adjusted)
Unemployment Rates by Legislative District (not seasonally adjusted)
How Far Back Has the Economy in Each County Been Pushed?
Employment Share by Region
MSAs with the Worst Unemployment Rates

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April 2020 Jobs Report

Highlights for policy makers:

COVID-19 and the State Economy: Most Recent Data
Unemployment Rate Likely in Mid-20s; Employment Drops by 2.4 Million
Labor Force Participation Rate Down at 59.5%
Employment Growth Ranking
Nonfarm Jobs Fall 2.3 Million
Jobs Change by Industry
Unemployment Rates by Region (not seasonally adjusted)
Unemployment Rates by Legislative District (not seasonally adjusted)
How Far Back Has the Economy in Each County Been Pushed?
MSAs with the Worst Unemployment Rates

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March 2020 Jobs Report

Highlights for policy makers:

COVID-19 and the State Economy: Most Recent Data
COVID-19 and the State Economy: Early Indicators
Recovery and Employment
Unemployment Rises to 5.3%; Employment Drops by 512,600
Labor Force Participation Rate Down at 61.8%
Employment Growth Ranking
Nonfarm Jobs Down 89,200
Jobs Change by Industry
Structural Shifts in State’s Economy
Unemployment Rates by Region (not seasonally adjusted)
Unemployment Rates by Legislative District (not seasonally adjusted)
Employment Growth by Region
MSAs with the Worst Unemployment Rates

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February 2020 Jobs Report

Highlights for policy makers:

COVID-19 and the State Economy
Unemployment Unchanged at 3.9%; Employment Up Only 500
Labor Force Participation Rate Level at 62.6%
Employment Growth Ranking
Nonfarm Jobs Up 29,000 for Month; California Dips to #3 for 12-month Gain
Jobs Change by Industry
Structural Shifts in State’s Economy
Unemployment Rates by Region (not seasonally adjusted)
Unemployment Rates by Legislative District (not seasonally adjusted)
Employment Growth by Region
MSAs with the Worst Unemployment Rates

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January 2020 Jobs Report

Highlights for policy makers:

Last Economic Snapshot Prior to Effects of COVID-19; Preliminary Assessment of Sectors Most Affected By Ongoing Crisis

Unemployment Unchanged at 3.9%; Employment Up 27,500
Labor Force Participation Rate Level Up to 62.6%
Employment Growth Ranking
Nonfarm Jobs Up 21,400 for Month; California Remains at #2 for 12-month Gain
Jobs Change by Industry
Structural Shifts in State’s Economy
Unemployment Rates by Region (not seasonally adjusted)
MSAs with the Worst Unemployment Rates

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December 2019 Jobs Report

Highlights for policy makers:

Unemployment Unchanged at 3.9%; Employment Up 56,300
Labor Force Participation Rate Level Up to 62.4%
Employment Growth Ranking
Nonfarm Jobs Up 12,600 for Month; California Remains at #2 for 12-month Gain
Jobs Change by Industry
Structural Shifts in State’s Economy
Unemployment Rates by Region (not seasonally adjusted)
Unemployment Rates by Legislative District
Employment Growth by Region
MSAs with the Worst Unemployment Rates
Chart of the Month: End of Year Review

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November 2019 Jobs Report

Highlights for policy makers:

Unemployment Unchanged at 3.9%; Employment Up 53,700
Labor Force Participation Rate Level Up to 62.2%
Employment Growth Ranking
Nonfarm Jobs Up 28,400 for Month; California Dips to #2 for 12-month Gain
Jobs Change by Industry
Structural Shifts in State’s Economy
Unemployment Rates by Region (not seasonally adjusted)
Unemployment Rates by Legislative District
Employment Growth by Region
MSAs with the Worst Unemployment Rates
Chart of the Month: County GDP

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October 2019 Jobs Report

Highlights for policy makers:

Unemployment Dips to Record Low of 3.9%; Employment Up 50,000
Labor Force Participation Rate Level at 62.1%
Employment Growth Ranking—California Drops Back to 50th Highest
Nonfarm Jobs Up 21,300 for Month; California Remains Ranked #1 for 12-month Gain
Jobs Change by Industry
Structural Shifts in State’s Economy
Unemployment Rates by Region
Unemployment Rates by Legislative District
Employment Growth by Region
MSAs with the Worst Unemployment Rates
Chart of the Month: Disparate Pattern of the Economic Recovery in California

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September 2019 Jobs Report

Highlights for policy makers:

Unemployment Dips to Record Low of 4.0%; Employment Up 38,000
Labor Force Participation Rate Level at 62.0%
Employment Growth Ranking—California Ranked 50th
Nonfarm Jobs Up 21,300 for Month; California Remains Ranked #1 for 12-month Gain
Jobs Change by Industry
Structural Shifts in State’s Economy
Unemployment Rates by Region
Unemployment Rates by Legislative District
Employment Growth by Region
MSAs with the Worst Unemployment Rates
Chart of the Month: State Level JOLTS Data

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August 2019 Jobs Report

Highlights for policy makers:

Unemployment Unchanged at 4.1%; Employment Up 5,400 for the Month but Down 34,500 for the Year
Labor Force Participation Rate Level at 62.0%
Employment Growth Ranking—California Plummets to 50th
Nonfarm Jobs Up 34,500 for Month; California Regains #1 Rank for 12-month Gain
Jobs Change by Industry
Structural Shifts in State’s Economy
Unemployment Rates by Region
Unemployment Rates by Legislative District
Employment Growth by Region
MSAs with the Worst Unemployment Rates
Chart of the Month: Jobs & Wage Growth by Region

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July 2019 Jobs Report

Highlights for policy makers:

Unemployment Dips to 4.1%; Employment Down 24,600
Labor Force Participation Rate Drops to 62.0%
Employment Growth Ranking—California Plummets to 43rd
Nonfarm Jobs Up 19,600 for Month; California Remains Ranked #2 for 12-month Gain
Jobs Change by Industry
Structural Shifts in State’s Economy
Unemployment Rates by Region
Unemployment Rates by Legislative District
Employment Growth by Region
MSAs with the Worst Unemployment Rates
Chart of the Month: Self Employed

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