05/27/2022

Job Reports

April 2022 Jobs Report

Highlights for policy makers:

COVID-19 and the State Economy
May Revise Economic Projections
Inflation and the Recovery
Recession Risks Before Recovery
CaliFormer Businesses: Update
CaliFormers: Population Drops Two Years in a Row
NonFarm Jobs: 240k Below Pre-Covid Peak
Job Change by Industry
Job Openings Remain High
Employment 386k Below Pre-Covid Level
Unemployment Insurance Initial Claims Edge Above Pre-Pandemic Average in California
Labor Force Participation Rate
Unemployment Rates by Legislative Districts
Unemployment Rates by Region
Employment Recovery by Region
MSAs with the Worst Unemployment Rates

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April 2022 Initial Analysis

The Center for Jobs and the Economy has released our initial analysis of the April Employment Report from the California Employment Development Department. For additional information and data about the California economy www.centerforjobs.org/ca. The April job and employment numbers continued to be positive, with employment showing strong gains comparable to the prior month but nonfarm […]

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March 2022 Jobs Report

Highlights for policy makers:

COVID-19 and the State Economy
Nonfarm Jobs: 353k Below Pre-Covid Peak
Jobs Change by Industry
Employment 676k Below Pre-Covid Level
Unemployment Insurance: Illinois Becomes Latest State Using Federal Funds to Slash UI Debt
Labor Force Participation Rate
Unemployment Rates by Legislative Districts
Unemployment Rates by Region
MSAs with the Worst Unemployment Rates
Technical Notes

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March 2022 Initial Analysis

The Center for Jobs and the Economy has released our initial analysis of the March Employment Report from the California Employment Development Department. For additional information and data about the California economy visit www.centerforjobs.org/ca. The March job and employment numbers continued to be positive, with employment showing stronger gains and nonfarm jobs backing off to […]

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February 2022 Jobs Report

Highlights for policy makers:

COVID-19 and the State Economy
Nonfarm Jobs: 353k Below Pre-Covid Peak
Jobs Change by Industry
Employment 676k Below Pre-Covid Level
Unemployment Insurance: Illinois Becomes Latest State Using Federal Funds to Slash UI Debt
Labor Force Participation Rate
Unemployment Rates by Legislative Districts
Unemployment Rates by Region
MSAs with the Worst Unemployment Rates
Technical Notes

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February 2022 Initial Analysis

The Center for Jobs and the Economy has released our initial analysis of the February Employment Report from the California Employment Development Department. The February job and employment numbers saw some improvement in the state’s recovery levels, with employment gains continuing the January performance and nonfarm jobs rising at a higher rate. Nonfarm jobs (seasonally […]

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January 2022 Jobs Report

Highlights for policy makers:

COVID-19 and the State Economy
CaliFormer Businesses: Update
CaliFormers: Business Closures & Recovery During the Pandemic
CaliForming: Venture Capital Activity Boosts State Revenues
Nonfarm Jobs: 498k Below Pre-Covid Peak
Jobs Change by Industry
Employment 774k Below Pre-Covid Level
Unemployment Insurance Initial Claims Still Above Pre-Pandemic Averages
Labor Force Participation Rate
Unemployment Rates by Legislative Districts
Unemployment Rates by Region
MSAs with the Worst Unemployment Rates
Technical Notes

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January 2022 Initial Analysis

The Center for Jobs and the Economy has released our initial analysis of the January Employment Report from the California Employment Development Department. The January numbers continue the annual data revision process, with the comparisons discussed below reflecting these adjustments. The discussion is limited to the California numbers released so far today. Relative rankings will […]

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December 2021 Jobs Report

Highlights for policy makers:

COVID-19 and the State Economy
GDP Drops in Most Regions
CaliFormer Businesses: Update
Employment 868k Below Pre-Covid Level
Labor Force Participation Rate
Nonfarm Jobs: 826k Below Pre-Covid Level
Jobs Change by Industry
Employment Recovery by Region
Unemployment Rates by Legislative Districts
Unemployment Rates by Region
MSAs with the Worst Unemployment Rates

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December 2021 Initial Analysis

The Center for Jobs and the Economy has released our initial analysis of the December Employment Report from the California Employment Development Department. The December job and employment numbers were mixed. Nonfarm jobs (seasonally adjusted) were up 50,700, the lowest monthly total in 2021 since the loss posted at the beginning in January. California’s performance […]

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November 2021 Jobs Report

Highlights for policy makers:

COVID-19 and the State Economy
GDP Drops in Most Regions
CaliFormer Businesses: Update
Employment 868k Below Pre-Covid Level
Labor Force Participation Rate
Nonfarm Jobs: 826k Below Pre-Covid Level
Jobs Change by Industry
Employment Recovery by Region
Unemployment Rates by Legislative Districts
Unemployment Rates by Region
MSAs with the Worst Unemployment Rates

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October 2021 Jobs Report

Highlights for policy makers:

COVID-19 and the State Economy
CaliFormer Businesses: Update
Employment 948k Below Recovery
Labor Force Participation Rate
Nonfarm Jobs: 886k Below Recovery
Jobs Change by Industry
Employment Recovery by Region
Unemployment Rates by Legislative Districts
Unemployment Rates by Region
MSAs with the Worst Unemployment Rates

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October 2021 Initial Analysis

The Center for Jobs and the Economy has released our initial analysis of the October Employment Report from the California Employment Development Department. While the October job and employment numbers were again positive, California’s recovery progress continued to lag behind the rest of the country. The stronger non-farm jobs numbers reported in October, however, reflect […]

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September 2021 Jobs Report

Highlights for policy makers:

COVID-19 and the State Economy
CaliFormer Businesses: Update
Employment 993k Below Recovery
Labor Force Participation Rate
Nonfarm Jobs: 991k Below Recovery
Jobs Change by Industry
Employment Recovery by Region
Unemployment Rates by Legislative Districts
Unemployment Rates by Region
MSAs with the Worst Unemployment Rates

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September 2021 Initial Analysis

The Center for Jobs and the Economy has released our initial analysis of the September Employment Report from the California Employment Development Department. While the September job and employment numbers were again positive, they indicate a slowing in the recovery, keeping California’s performance behind much of the rest of the country. Viewed by state, California […]

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