The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released its updated states' "U-6" measure (a broad measure of the unemployed, underemployed, and those who are not looking but who want a job") through the third quarter of 2015.
The state jobs report for August 2015 shows a continuing trend of job growth and falling unemployment rates.
We examine more closely some of the Employment Development Department data on July 2015 California unemployment trends.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has released its alternative measures of labor underutilization (unemployment) for states through the first quarter of 2015.
We consider California's "U-6" unemployment rate, a broader measure of labor force underutilization than the official "U-3" unemployment rate.