The state's Employment Development Department released its first report, to be revised later, on December 2014 job growth in California.
California has a greater share of jobs in professional/business services and information combined than those sectors have in the rest of the U.S. This can be attributed in part to the state's technology and entertainment industries.
The 2007-2009 recession hit California very hard. Only recently—in mid 2014—did California return to the number of jobs it had before the recession.