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California Is Inching toward a Jobs Recovery July 22 2021 Job growth and wage gains, especially in the leisure and hospitality sector, show that some hard-hit California workers are benefitting from the current recovery.
California Jobs and Labor Force Are Still Down but Recovering June 25 2021 Employment is still well below pre-pandemic levels, though the number of jobs continues to increase. Despite the state’s rapid recovery so far, underemployed and discouraged workers remain a key concern.
How Are Unemployed Californians Faring on the Road to Recovery? June 10 2021 As California prepares to reopen, unemployment has declined substantially from its pandemic peak. Still, lower-income workers, workers of color, and the youngest workers are far more likely than others to be unemployed.
Video: Californians and Their Government June 3 2021 PPIC’s Dean Bonner and Mark Baldassare discuss new statewide survey findings on Governor Newsom’s job approval, the gubernatorial recall effort, Californians’ economic outlook, and other topics.
Glimmers of Hope for California in the April Jobs Report? May 25 2021 Although unemployment rates were unchanged, California added more than 100,000 jobs between March and April, with gains strongest in the hardest-hit sectors.