04/05/2020

Job Reports

February 2020 Jobs Report

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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January 2020 Jobs Report

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

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

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

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

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

Unemployment Unchanged at 4.2%; Employment Down 45,300
Labor Force Participation Rate Dips to 62.2%
Employment Growth Ranking—California Drops to 9th
Nonfarm Jobs Up 46,200 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: Economic Confidence

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July 2019 Jobs Report

Unemployment Unchanged at 4.2%; Employment Down 45,300
Labor Force Participation Rate Dips to 62.2%
Employment Growth Ranking—California Drops to 9th
Nonfarm Jobs Up 46,200 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: Economic Confidence

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June 2019 Jobs Report

Unemployment Unchanged at 4.2%; Employment Down 45,300
Labor Force Participation Rate Dips to 62.2%
Employment Growth Ranking—California Drops to 9th
Nonfarm Jobs Up 46,200 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: Economic Confidence

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May 2019 Jobs Report

Highlights for policy makers:
Unemployment Dips to 4.2%; Employment Down 39,400
Labor Force Participation Rate Dips to 62.4%
Labor Force by Age
Employment Growth Ranking—California Dips to 3rd
Nonfarm Jobs Up 19,400 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: $15 Minimum Wage

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April 2019 Jobs Report

•Unemployment Unchanged at 4.3%; Employment Down 49,400
•Labor Force Participation Rate Dips to 62.6%
•Labor Force by Age
•Employment Growth Ranking—California Dips to 2nd
•Nonfarm Jobs Up 46,000 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: California Needs 180,000 New Housing Units Each Year Just to Keep Up with Population Growth — They’re Being Built in Texas

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March 2019 Jobs Report

•Unemployment Level Up at 4.3%; Employment Down 16,900
•Labor Force Participation Rate Stays at 62.8%
•Labor Force Rate by Age
•Employment Growth Ranking—California Remains 1st
•Nonfarm Jobs Up 14,600 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: Business Employment Dynamics

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February 2019 Jobs Report

Highlights for policy makers:

• Unemployment Level at 4.2%; Employment Up 18,000
• Labor Force Participation Rate Rises to 62.8%
• Labor Force by Age
• Employment Growth Ranking—California Remains 1st
• Nonfarm Jobs Up 14,600 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
• 20 MSAs with the Worst Unemployment Rates
• Chart of the Month: Manufacturing Employment

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January 2019 Jobs Report

Highlights for policy makers:

• Unemployment Rises to 4.2%; Employment Up 35,200
• Labor Force Participation Rate Rises to 62.7%
• Labor Force by Age
• Employment Growth Ranking—California Back to 1st
• Nonfarm Jobs Up 24,500 for Month; California Remains Ranked #2 for 12-month Gain
• Jobs Change by Industry
• Structural Shifts in State’s Economy
• Unemployment Rates by Region
• Employment Growth by Region
• 20 MSAs with the Worst Unemployment Rates
• Chart of the Month: WARN Act Notices

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December 2018 Jobs Report

Highlights for policymakers:

• Unemployment Rises to 4.2%; Employment Up 68,700
• Labor Force Participation Rate Rises to 62.5%
• Employment Growth Ranking—California Stays in 2nd
• Nonfarm Jobs Up 24,500 for Month; California Remains Ranked #2 for 12-month Gain
• Jobs Change by Industry
• Structural Shifts in State’s Economy
• Unemployment Rates by Region
• Employment Growth by Region
• Unemployment Rates by Legislative District
• 10 MSAs with the Worst Unemployment Rates

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