California Sees Largest Job Gains in 2 Years

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– Nonfarm employment in California expanded by 46,000 jobs in April, the largest monthly gain in over two years.“The most recent April numbers make it the highest growth month so far this year for California, which led all states in monthly gains last month,” said Robert Kleinhenz, Executive Director of Research at Beacon Economics and the UC Riverside Center for Economic Forecasting and Development. “That said, California’s employment growth has been slower this year compared to 2018, and has recently dipped below the job growth rate for the nation.”

Health Care led the way in terms of April’s job gains. Other sectors posting strong gains for the month were Administrative Support, Government, Wholesale Trade, and Construction. Regionally, growth was concentrated in Southern California. The unemployment rate in California has remained largely unchanged over the last year and held steady at 4.3 percent in April.

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