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Job Openings Are Harder to Fill in the COVID Recovery

By Sarah Bohn, Marisol Cuellar Mejia, Julien Lafortune

Mar 4, 2022 ... Source: PPIC calculations using US Bureau of Labor Statistics JOLTS data. Notes: Each dot shows California unemployment and job opening rates in ...

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Gender Gaps in the COVID-19 Labor Market

By Sarah Bohn, Marisol Cuellar Mejia, Julien Lafortune

Oct 22, 2020 ... Though men and women had similarly low unemployment rates in February and March (5.2% and 5.0%, respectively), unemployment has jumped higher ...

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The California Economy: Unemployment Update

By Sarah Bohn, Marisol Cuellar Mejia

California's unemployment rate is nearing prerecession levels · Relatively few California workers are discouraged or underemployed. · The California labor market ...


California’s Need for Skilled Workers

By Sarah Bohn

In general, a higher level of education means more job opportunities. In particular, the unemployment rate is strongly correlated with educational attainment: ...

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Immigrants and the Labor Market

By Sarah Bohn, Eric Schiff

In the hard-hit construction sector, the unemployment rate among immigrants was 15% compared to 19% for native-born workers.