According to the new numbers from California's Employment Development Department, the jobless rate was 12 percent last month - up from 11-point-eight percent in June. The state only gained about 45-hundred jobs. Esmael Adibi is an economist with Chapman University. He says all levels of government are dragging job creation down - and the volatile stock market hurts both business and consumer confidence:
Adibi: "When we get the report for the month of august, I'm worried we might even see some job losses, because the fear of recession is really growing."