01/28/2021

Reports

California Green Jobs

The policy interest in Green Jobs is not new to California. For at least 4 decades, the growing body of regulation in our state continues to be justified in part for its potential to spark technology innovations and entrepreneurship that in turn lead to creation of new industries to offset in whole or in part the cost of those rules on both consumers and businesses. The concept behind this focus is that through broader adoption of California rules, economies of scale eventually will be achieved and thereby lower overall costs for all. This policy concept runs through California’s current climate change and energy policies just as it did earlier in the 1970s when the state first attempted to regulate its way to a broader reliance on alternative energies.

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December 2014

Highlights for policy makers: Unemployment Rate Declines to 7.0%; Total Employment Climbs 40,000 Labor Force Participation Rate Stays Level but Remains at 1976 Levels One in Five Employed are in Part Time Work Nonfarm Jobs Increase 700 Jobs Growth Adjusted for Population Near National Average 6 Industries Remain Below 2007 Pre-Recession Job Levels 15 Counties Remain in Double-Digit Unemployment, Up from 12 in November Two-Tier Economy Persists Data Revisions and Updates

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November 2014

Highlights for policy makers: Unemployment Rate Declines to 7.2%; Total Employment Climbs 70,700 Labor Force Participation Rate Remains at 1976 Levels 1/5 of Total Employed in Part Time Work Nonfarm Jobs Increase 90,100 Jobs Growth Adjusted for Population Near National Average 5 Industries Remain Below 2007 Pre-Recession Job Levels Second Largest Job Growth in Jobs Paying Average Annual Wage of $14.3k 12 Counties Remain in Double-Digit Unemployment, Up from 8 in October Two-Tier Economy Persists

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October 2014

Highlights for policy makers: Unemployment Rate Improves to 7.3%; Total Employment Climbs 89,800 Labor Force Participation Rate Remains at 1976 Levels 1/5 of Total Employed in Part Time Work Nonfarm Jobs Increase 41,500 7 Industries Remain Below 2007 Pre-Recession Job Levels; 12 Above 8 Counties Remain in Double-Digit Unemployment, Up from 6 in September Two-Tier Economy Persists 2013 County & Regional Personal Income Data Available

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September 2014

Highlights for policy makers: Unemployment Rate Holds at 7.3%; Total Employment Climbs 83,400 Labor Force Participation Rate Remains at 1976 Levels 1/5 of Total Employed in Part Time Work Nonfarm Jobs Decrease 9,800 7 Industries Remain Below 2007 Pre-Recession Job Levels; 12 Above 6 Counties Remain in Double-Digit Unemployment, Improved from 11 in August Two-Tier Economy Persists

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August 2014

Highlights for policy makers: Unemployment Rate Holds at 7.4%; Total Employment Climbs 15,300 Labor Force Participation Rate Remains At Lowest Level Since 1976 Nonfarm Jobs Increase 70,900 8 Industries Remain Below 2007 Pre-Recession Job Levels; 11 Above 11 Counties Remain in Double-Digit Unemployment, Improved from 16 in August The Two-Tiered Economic Recovery Persists

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July 2014

Highlights for policy makers: Unemployment Rate Remains the Same at 7.4%; Total Employment Declines 31,400 Labor Force Participation Rate Declines 0.2%; At Lowest Level Since 1976 Change in Nonfarm Jobs Dominated by Seasonal Factors 8 Industries Remain Below 2007 Pre-Recession Job Levels; 11 Above The Two-Tiered Economic Recovery Persists, 17 Counties Continue to Experience Double-digit Unemployment

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June 2014

Highlights for policy makers: Unemployment Rate Declines to 7.4% More Californians Leave Labor Force Middle Class Jobs Still Below Pre-Recession Levels Two-Tiered Economic Recovery Persists Six Californias

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May 2014

Highlights for policy makers: Unemployment Down to 7.6% but Two-Tiered Recovery Persists Labor Force Participation Rate Continues Weak Middle Class Jobs Still Below Pre-Recession Levels Updated Trade Data Shows Exports up 7.5% Over 2013 California Maintains Lead For Total Trade Through US Ports

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April 2014

Key Highlights for Policy Makers: Unemployment Rate Down for April 2014 Labor Force Participation Rate at Lowest Point in 38 Years Middle Class Jobs Still Behind Two-Tiered Economic Recovery Persists

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March 2014

Key Highlights for Policy Makers: Unemployment Rate Down for March 2014 Middle Class Jobs Still Behind Two-Tiered Economic Recovery Persists Recovery Still Lags Population Growth

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SB 617

SB 617 Rulemaking Documents
SB 617 (Chapter 496, Statutes of 2011) created a new process under which state agencies proposing the adoption, amendment, or repeal of major regulations are required to conduct an economic impact assessment.  A major regulation has been defined by Department of Finance as a regulation that will have an economic impact on California businesses and individuals in an amount exceeding $50 million in any 12-month period.  SB 617 is an important first step in ensuring that California regulations are prepared with consideration to their impacts on the economy, job creation, and the long-term health of the state’s fiscal situation.

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February 2014

Key Highlights for Policy Makers: Unemployment Rate Down for February 2014 Continued Lagging of Middle Class Job Growth Two-Tiered Economic Recovery Persists Personal Income Growth Slows

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January 2014

Key Highlights for Policy Makers: EDD Revision of the Labor Force and Employment Data Jobs Increase but Continued Lagging of Middle Class Job Growth Legislative District Data: Two-Tiered Economic Recovery Persists

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