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California Lays Claim to One-Fourth of New Jobs Last Month

The recent jobs report showed California created 24 percent of the nation’s new jobs in September, having added 47,400 new jobs last month. Gov. Gavin Newsom released a statement regarding the report.

“Our economic recovery continues to make promising progress, with 812,000 new jobs this year and regaining over 63 percent of those jobs we lost to the pandemic,” says Newsom. “As we continue averaging record job creation, our work is more important than ever to get more Californians back on the job and support those hardest hit by the pandemic.”

Here are some top takeaways from the September jobs report:

  • The state has now regained 1.7 million or 63.5 percent of the 2.7 million jobs that were lost in March and April 2020 due to the pandemic
  • Within the past eight months, California has created 812,000 new jobs, more than any other state. That averages out to 101,500 per month
  • California’s 1.4 percent unemployment decrease from January 2021 through July 2021 tied with Rhode Island and Georgia as the sixth-largest decrease among states in this period

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About Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown has decades of experience in corporate communications and marketing management with organizations including Coldwell Banker Residential, Grubb & Ellis, Marcus & Millichap, NAIOP, SIOR and ALM. In those positions, she worked in conjunction with chief executive officers and chief marketing officers to create corporate messaging, cohesive branding standards, strategic marketing plans and thought pieces. Brown is a frequent speaker at industry events and an editing adjunct professor for an online course. She has a master’s degree in mass communications from San Jose State University.

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