06/27/2019

Job Reports

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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November 2018 Jobs Report

Highlights for policy makers:

• Unemployment Rate Level at 4.1%; Total Employment Up 73,200
• Labor Force Participation Rate Level Up to 62.3%
• State Employment Growth Rankings—California 4th Highest
• Nonfarm Jobs Up 36,400
• 4 Industries Still below 2007 Pre-Recession Job Levels
• Job Gains by Wage Level
• Two-Tier Economy Persists—Central Valley Unemployment More than Twice as High as Bay Area
• Bay Area Provided 37.6% of Net Employment Growth Since Recession
• 8 California MSAs in the 10 Worst Unemployment Rates Nationally

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October 2018 Jobs Report

Highlights for policy makers:

• Unemployment Rate Level at 4.1%; Total Employment Up 54,600
• Labor Force Participation Rate Level at 62.1%
• State Employment Growth Rankings—California 4th Highest
• Nonfarm Jobs Up 36,400
• Four Industries Still below 2007 Pre-Recession Job Levels
• Job Gains by Wage Level
• Two-Tier Economy Persists—Central Valley Unemployment More than Twice as High as Bay Area
• Bay Area Provided 37.9% of Net Employment Growth Since Recession
• Six California MSAs in the 10 Worst Unemployment Rates Nationally

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September 2018 Jobs Report

Highlights for policy makers:

• Unemployment Rate Level at 4.1%; Total Employment Up 34,600
• Labor Force Participation Rate Level at 62.0%
• State Employment Growth Rankings—California Remains at 5th
• Nonfarm Jobs Up 13,200
• Four Industries Still below 2007 Pre-Recession Job Levels
• Job Gains by Wage Level
• Two-Tier Economy Persists—Central Valley Unemployment More than Twice as High as Bay Area
• Bay Area Provided 39.5% of Net Employment Growth Since Recession
• Six California MSAs in the 10 Worst Unemployment Rates Nationally

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August 2018 Jobs Report

Highlights for policy makers:

• Unemployment Rate Level at 4.2%; Total Employment Up 7,300
• Labor Force Participation Rate Level at 61.9%
• State Employment Growth Rankings—California Remains at 5th
• Nonfarm Jobs Up 44,800
• Four Industries Still below 2007 Pre-Recession Job Levels
• Job Gains by Wage Level
• Two-Tier Economy Persists—Central Valley Unemployment More than Twice as High as Bay Area
• Bay Area Provided 40.4% of Net Employment Growth Since Recession
• Seven California MSAs in the 10 Worst Unemployment Rates Nationally

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July 2018 Jobs Report

Highlights for policy makers:

• Unemployment Rate Level at 4.2%; Total Employment Up 13,500
• Labor Force Participation Rate Level at 61.9%
• State Employment Growth Rankings—California Drops to 5th
• Nonfarm Jobs Up 46,700
• Four Industries Still below 2007 Pre-Recession Job Levels
• Job Gains by Wage Level
• Two-Tier Economy Persists—Central Valley Unemployment More than Twice as High as Bay Area
• Bay Area Provided 40.4% of Net Employment Growth Since Recession
• Nine California MSAs in the 10 Worst Unemployment Rates Nationally

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June 2018 Jobs Report

Highlights for policy makers:

• Unemployment Rate Level at 4.2%; Total Employment Down 8,900
• Labor Force Participation Rate Level Continues Dip to 61.9%
• State Employment Growth Rankings—California Drops to 3rd
• Nonfarm Jobs Little Changed at 800
• Four Industries Still below 2007 Pre-Recession Job Levels
• Job Gains by Wage Level
• Two-Tier Economy Persists—Central Valley Unemployment More than Twice as High as Bay Area
• Bay Area Provided 39.6% of Net Employment Growth Since Recession
• Eight California MSAs in the 10 Worst Unemployment Rates Nationally

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May 2018 Jobs Report

Highlights for policy makers:

• Unemployment Rate Level at 4.2%; Total Employment Loses 7,000
• Labor Force Participation Rate Level Dips to 62.0%
• State Employment Growth Rankings—California Still at #2
• Nonfarm Jobs Up 5,500
• 4 Industries below 2007 Pre-Recession Job Levels
• Job Gains by Wage Level
• Two-Tier Economy Persists—Central Valley Unemployment Nearly Three Times as High as Bay Area
• Bay Area Provided 39.5% of Net Employment Growth Since Recession
• 8 California MSAs in the 10 Worst Unemployment Rates Nationally

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April 2018 Jobs Report

Highlights for policy makers:

• Unemployment Rate Level at 4.3%; Total Employment Loses 8,800
• Labor Force Participation Rate Level Dips to 62.1%
• State Employment Growth Rankings—California Slips to #2
• Nonfarm Jobs Up 39,300
• Four Industries Below 2007 Pre-Recession Job Levels
• Job Gains by Wage Level
• Two-Tier Economy Persists—Central Valley Unemployment Three Times as High as Bay Area
• Bay Area Provided 39.5% of Net Employment Growth Since Recession
• Eight California MSAs in the 10 Worst Unemployment Rates Nationally

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March 2018 Jobs Report

Highlights for policy makers:
• Unemployment Rate Level at 4.3%; Total Employment Gains 2.400
• Labor Force Participation Rate Level Dips to 62.2%
• State Employment Growth Rankings
• Nonfarm Jobs Down 7,200
• 4 Industries below 2007 Pre-Recession Job Levels
• Job Gains by Wage Level
• Two-Tier Economy Persists—Central Valley Unemployment More Than Three Times as High as Bay Area
• Bay Area Provided 39% of Net Employment Growth Since Recession
• 8 California MSAs in the 10 Worst Unemployment Rates Nationally

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February 2018 Jobs Report

Highlights for policy makers:
• Unemployment Rate Improves to 4.3%; Total Employment Gains 12,800
• Labor Force Participation Rate Level
• State Employment Growth Rankings
• Nonfarm Jobs Up 14,000
• Four Industries below 2007 Pre-Recession Job Levels
• Job Gains by Wage Level
• Two-Tier Economy Persists—Central Valley Unemployment Nearly Three Times as High as Bay Area
• Bay Area Provided 39% of Net Employment Growth Since Recession
• Seven California MSAs in the 10 Worst Unemployment Rates Nationally

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