04/13/2021

Job Reports

February 2021 Jobs Report

Highlights for policy makers:

COVID-19 and the State Economy
Employment: 1.253 Million Below Recovery
Labor Force Participation Rate Rises to 60.9%
Employment Growth Ranking
Nonfarm Jobs: 1.662 Million Below Recovery
Jobs Change by Industry
Employment Recovery by Region
Unemployment Rates by Legislative Districts
Unemployment Rates by Region
How Far Back Has the Economy in Each County Been Pushed?
MSAs with the Worst Unemployment Rates: Los Angeles 8th Worst in Nation

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January 2021 Jobs Report

Highlights for policy makers:

COVID-19 and the State Economy
Employment: 1.599 Million Below Recovery
Labor Force Participation Rate Drops to 60.0%
Employment Growth Ranking
Nonfarm Jobs: 1.793 Million Below Recovery
Jobs Change by Industry
Unemployment Rates by Region (not seasonally adjusted)
How Far Back Has the Economy in Each County Been Pushed?
MSAs with the Worst Unemployment Rates: Los Angeles 23rd Worst in Nation

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December 2020 Jobs Report

Highlights for policy makers:

COVID-19 and the State Economy
Employment: 1.497 Million Below Recovery
Labor Force Participation Rate Up at 60.6%
Employment Growth Ranking
Nonfarm Jobs: 1.460 Million Below Recovery
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 Rises to 15th Worst in Nation
Data Notes

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November 2020 Jobs Report

Highlights for policy makers:

COVID-19 and the State Economy
Employment: 1.410 Million Below Recovery
Labor Force Participation Rate Drops to 60.4%
Employment Growth Ranking
Nonfarm Jobs: 1.411 Million Below Recovery
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 6th Worst in Nation

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October 2020 Jobs Report

Highlights for policy makers:

COVID-19 and the State Economy
Employment: 1.265 Million Below Recovery
Labor Force Participation Rate Up at 61.6%
Employment Growth Ranking
Nonfarm Jobs: 1.470 Million Below Recovery
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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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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