November 2015 Jobs Report December 18, 2015

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and California's Employment Development Department have released preliminary November 2015 jobs data for the state.


Sept. 2015 Metro Area Jobs Data October 28, 2015

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has released employment data for the nation's metropolitan regions through September 2015. Bay Area metro regions continue to be among the nation's leaders in terms of job growth.


U-6: Broader Unemployment Measure Continues to Improve October 23, 2015

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.


Sept. 2015 Jobs Data: Modest Net Job Growth October 16, 2015

The state's Employment Development Department has released job data for September 2015.


Aug. 2015 Jobs Report: California Job Gains Continue September 18, 2015

The state jobs report for August 2015 shows a continuing trend of job growth and falling unemployment rates.


July 2015 Jobs Report: More on Labor Force and Unemployment August 21, 2015

We examine more closely some of the Employment Development Department data on July 2015 California unemployment trends.


April 2015 EDD Jobs Report May 26, 2015

The Employment Development Department released its preliminary California jobs report for April 2015 on Friday, May 22.


3/2015: California Metro Area Jobs Data April 29, 2015

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has released preliminary jobs data for metropolitan regions across the U.S. for the month of March 2015.


U-6: Broader Unemployment Measure Improves in 1st Quarter April 29, 2015

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has released its alternative measures of labor underutilization (unemployment) for states through the first quarter of 2015.


More Help Wanted Ads, Fewer Unemployed April 22, 2015

This note discusses the most recent California Employment Development Department Help Wanted OnLine Data Series report.


3/2015: Comparison With Other States' Job Reports April 21, 2015

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released data on states' March 2015 job reports.


3/2015: California Nonfarm Jobs Up by 39,800 April 17, 2015

California's Employment Development Department (EDD) has released preliminary jobs data for the month of March 2015. Once again, jobs increased, and the state's unemployment rate declined.


Feb. 2015 Metropolitan Area Employment Data April 9, 2015

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics published its February 2015 data concerning employment in the nation's metropolitan areas on April 8, 2015.


Broader Unemployment Measure Improves, Still Higher Than Before Recession February 5, 2015

We consider California's "U-6" unemployment rate, a broader measure of labor force underutilization than the official "U-3" unemployment rate.


Effects of L.A., Inland Empire on CA Unemployment February 2, 2015

We consider how the elevated unemployment rates in Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties affect the statewide unemployment rate.