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Economic Recovery Continues as State Added Jobs Last Month

April 18, 2014 | 10:38 am

Economic Recovery Continues as State Added Jobs Last Month

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The unemployment rate in California is down nearly 12 percent from what it was in March last year.

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State’s Unemployment Rate Dips to Lowest Level in Almost Five Years

June 21, 2013 | 12:34 pm

State’s Unemployment Rate Dips to Lowest Level in Almost Five Years

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California’s unemployment rate fell to 8.6 percent in May, the lowest level since November 2008, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). That represented what the BLS termed a “statistically significant” change of -0.4 percent from April’s rate of 9 percent. The state also has seen a reduction in unemployment of -2.1 percent […]

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Watch the ‘jOBS’ Clip Steve Wozniak Says is ‘Totally Wrong’

January 25, 2013 | 4:08 pm

Watch the ‘jOBS’ Clip Steve Wozniak Says is ‘Totally Wrong’

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Woz says they got it wrong. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak reportedly described a new clip of “jOBS,” one of two upcoming films about Steve Jobs, as “totally wrong.” Here’s the clip, which was released Thursday. Gizmodo.com reported that Wozniak sent them an email about the clip that read in part: Totally wrong. Personalities and where the […]

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Calif. Jobless Rate Drops Below 10%: Full County Data

December 21, 2012 | 11:15 am

Calif. Jobless Rate Drops Below 10%: Full County Data

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by Don Thompson, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s jobless rate dipped below 10 percent last month for the first time since the recession began, the state announced Friday, signaling that the state’s economy may have finally turned the corner. The 9.8 percent unemployment rate reported by the Employment Development Department is down from […]

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November 16, 2012 | 10:25 am

California Gets More Jobs

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We’re still behind the rest of the country, but California added 45,800 non-farm jobs in October, according to the Employment Development Department. That brought down the state’s unemployment rate to 10.1%, down from 10.2% in September. The rate for the United States is 7.9%. California also added 32,000 jobs in September. The hottest sectors are […]

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Want a Job? Look at Tech in San Francisco

August 28, 2012 | 1:07 pm

Want a Job? Look at Tech in San Francisco

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(Bay City News) While much of the state and the country grapples with joblessness, San Francisco is seeing growth in Internet and biotech jobs, according to new data released by San Francisco County Assessor-Recorder Phil Ting. Ting’s data suggests that 21st Century jobs are growing in San Francisco neighborhoods such as South of Market, South […]

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BART Vendor Pushed to Boost Job Numbers to Meet Stimulus Promises

August 16, 2012 | 10:38 am

BART Vendor Pushed to Boost Job Numbers to Meet Stimulus Promises

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by Lance Williams and Zusha Elinson, California Watch When the Bay Area Rapid Transit District received $92 million in federal stimulus funds in 2009, it promised to create “thousands of jobs.” But to make its numbers after the money was spent, the transit agency resorted to pressuring and cajoling, emails obtained by California Watch show. […]

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Dude, Where’s My iMac? Ashton Kutcher Reported to Play Steve Jobs

April 2, 2012 | 3:25 pm

Dude, Where’s My iMac? Ashton Kutcher Reported to Play Steve Jobs

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Who would you pick to play Steve Jobs in an indie film about his life? How about Ashton Kutcher? Variety reports Kutcher will star as jobs in the biopic, ‘Jobs.’ The film will chronicle Steve Jobs from wayward hippie to co-founder of Apple, where he became one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of our […]

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Good News for California From Jobs Report

February 3, 2012 | 3:38 pm

Good News for California From Jobs Report

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Healthy national employment gains are a good sign for California says Robert Kleinhenz, the chief economist of the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation’s Kyser Center for Economic Research. But Kleinhenz cautions it could still take two to four years to see the unemployment rate at a normal level. The national jobless rate dropped to […]

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August 8, 2011 | 2:41 pm

California Cities Near the Bottom in New Jobs Rankings

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Bad news for California in a new ranking of job markets. The Business Journal chain reports that the #1 spot for employment opportunities in the nation right now is Boston. And while no California cities make the top ten, the bottom of the list is sadly dominated by the Golden State. Top 10: 1. Boston; […]

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