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.


Job Sector Definitions April 17, 2015

In this background post, we describe the major nonfarm job sectors that our office tracks in monthly state jobs reports.


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.


2/2015: California Nonfarm Jobs Up 29,400 March 20, 2015

According to preliminary data from the state's Employment Development Department, California's official unemployment rate fell to 6.7% in February 2015, down from a revised 7.0% in January.


Film and TV Production Employment Data March 12, 2015

January declines in film and television production jobs are likely to be reversed in upcoming February data.

 


1/2015: California Nonfarm Jobs Up 67,300 March 6, 2015

The state's Employment Development Department has begun to release January 2015 jobs data for the state and Los Angeles County, with further data releases (delayed by the complex annual "benchmarking process") to follow for other jurisdictions later.


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.


Agricultural Areas Tend to Have Higher Unemployment January 29, 2015

We consider the relationship between a California area having an agriculture-focused economy and its unemployment rate.


CA Unemployment, While Improving, Still Among Highest in U.S. January 27, 2015

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data on state employment trends in December show that, while California's job market has been improving, unemployment here still ranks high among U.S. states.


Initial 12/14 Jobs Report: Modest Growth to End Solid Year for State January 26, 2015

The state's Employment Development Department released its first report, to be revised later, on December 2014 job growth in California.