06/20/2024

Job Reports

Full April 2024 Jobs Report

The 2024 expected monthly average of only 5,400 is largely consistent with April’s gain of 5,800. The Department of Finance’s projections expect employment growth to rise only slowly to reach a monthly average of 8,700 by 2027. At this pace, the state would still not recover to the pre-pandemic peak at any point in the projection period.

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Quick Facts: California Employment Report for April 2024

Both the nonfarm job and employment numbers showed positive gains in April, but at relatively modest levels. Nonfarm jobs rose by 5,200, and were not strong enough to even offset the 10,100 downward adjustment to the March gains.

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Full March 2024 Jobs Report

With California now posting the highest unemployment rate in the nation, this report focuses specifically on unemployment data to provide crucial insights into the state of employment in California.

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Quick Facts: California Employment Report for March 2024

The March labor force data in general produced weak results for the state.  Nonfarm jobs dipped by 3,400 over the month, while January’s strong preliminary numbers were revised down sharply from the initially reported 58,100 to 25,600, the lowest since last September and only 38% as high as the gain in January 2023.

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Full February 2024 Jobs Report

With California now posting the highest unemployment rate in the nation, this report focuses specifically on unemployment data to provide crucial insights into the state of employment in California.

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Quick Facts: California Employment Report for February 2024

The March labor force data in general produced weak results for the state.  Nonfarm jobs dipped by 3,400 over the month, while January’s strong preliminary numbers were revised down sharply from the initially reported 58,100 to 25,600, the lowest since last September and only 38% as high as the gain in January 2023.

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Full January 2024 Jobs Report

As discussed in our preliminary report, nonfarm jobs in January posted a 58,100 gain in the preliminary estimate. While stronger than prior months, January only regained a portion of the ground lost due to the 231,800 downward adjustment in December coming from the annual revision process.

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Quick Facts: California Employment Report for January 2024

Highlights for policy makers:

Recovery 232,000 Jobs Weaker than Previously Reported
California Labor Force
Nonfarm Jobs by Region
Counties with Double-Digit Unemployment
Unemployment Rate By Legislative District

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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:

November Data Again Posts Mixed Results
Recovery Progress: CA Jobs by Wage Level
California Labor Force
Recovery Progress: CA Employment vs. Other States
Nonfarm Jobs
Recovery Progress: CA Nonfarm Jobs vs. Other States
Nonfarm Jobs by Region
Unemployment Rates by Region
Employment Recovery by Region
Counties with Double-Digit Unemployment
MSAs with the Worst Unemployment Rates

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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:

California Labor Force
Recovery Progress: CA vs. US
Recovery Progress: CA Jobs by Wage Level
Recovery Progress: CA Employment vs. Other States
Nonfarm Jobs
Recovery Progress: CA Nonfarm Jobs vs. Other States
Nonfarm Jobs by Region
Unemployment Rates by Region
Employment Recovery by Region
Counties with Double-Digit Unemployment
MSAs with the Worst Unemployment Rates

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Full September 2023 Jobs Report

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