Mapping the [California] jobs recovery

Map update 10/22/14  County Dec 2007 Jobs Sep 2014 Jobs Percent change Alameda 1,071,700 1,060,100 -1.1% Alpine 860 600 -30.2% Amador 12,820 10,780 -15.9% Butte 76,800 75,600 -1.6% Calaveras 8,950 8,290 -7.4% Colusa 5,420 6,710 +23.8% Contra Costa 1,071,700 1,060,100 -1% Del Norte 7,940 7,680 -3.8% El Dorado 919,900 883,500 -4% Fresno 313,300 316,400 +1% Glenn…

Reeling from California’s lack of jobs

The overall rate of California unemployment rose very slightly to 11% in June 2012. Meanwhile, the labor force participation rate remained constant at 63%. For now, the continuing low rate of labor force participation indicates that much of the unemployed population remains disengaged from the world of jobs, and is not actively looking for work.…