Losses of Lower-Paying Jobs Drag Down California’s Employment Growth in June
- Over the year, California created 269,100 jobs, with nine industries adding a total of 272,800 positions and two industries losing a total of 3,400 jobs. The largest job gains were in educational and health services, up by 75,800 jobs; professional and business services, up by 42,200 jobs; and leisure and hospitality, up by 41,700 jobs. Other sectors that added jobs over the year were construction; trade, transportation, and utilities; government; information; manufacturing; and financial activities. Other services and mining and logging posted job declines.
- California’s unemployment rate remained at a record-low 4.2 percent in June.
Check out this short animation offers highlights from June’s California Job Report. To read the full analysis by Pacific Union Chief Economist Selma Hepp. Read more on the @bethanywpatten
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