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May 17, 2012

California in Recovery—Slowly But Surely

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Written by: Jerri Hemsworth
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California ended the quarter on a slightly upbeat note. The state added more than 18,000 non-farm jobs in March 2012, according to the Employment Development Department of California. While the unemployment rate rose one tenth to 11%, pundits believe this is part of a trend of more people coming back to the job market, so media consensus is that California is continuing to recover, albeit slowly.

In year-over-year performance, the state added 181,000 jobs. Eight categories posted job gains over the year, including construction; trade, transportation and utilities; information; financial activities; professional and business services; educational and health service; leisure and hospitality; and mining and logging. Government jobs went down in year-over-year comparison, losing about 46,000 jobs. •

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Jerri Hemsworth
Jerri Hemsworth
Jerri Hemsworth is Founder/CEO and Creative Director of Newman Grace Inc. Established in 1996, Newman Grace demystifies and simplifies marketing by providing great strategies, great creative materials, and doing so in a friendly way that makes clients feel comfortable and cared for. Jerri is an Editor of Southern California Professional. She is an adjunct faculty member of Woodbury University where she teaches Graphic Design. She also sits on the advisory board of directors for Shane's Inspiration (, a non-profit organization committed to designing inclusive playgrounds and programs that unite children of all abilities.



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