April 1, 2023
California touts job creation
SACRAMENTO – (INT) - California added 96,700 new jobs in January – a gain that accounted for 18.7 percent of the nation's overall job gains for the month.

Eight of California’s major industry sectors gained jobs in January, according to the State Employment Development Department (EDD)

January 2023 by the Numbers:
• California accounted for 18.7 percent of the nation’s overall job gains
• Eight of California’s major industries added jobs
• The unemployment rate rose by 0.1 percent to 4.2 percent
• Year-over-year, California has added 559,500 jobs – an increase of 3.5 percent, outpacing the nation’s year-over-year growth rate
• California has added more than 3 million jobs since April 2020 when the pandemic struck for the biggest hiring spree in the nation
Story Date: March 22, 2023
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