Ritter: "We're looking at job growth in sectors like travel and tourism, entertainment, health care, education. Construction is still a problem, and of course the government sectors, the state and local governments have given up a lot of jobs."
But Ritter says California's job growth is much too slow to keep up with population growth and new applicants entering the labor market. The state's unemployment rate was just under 12 percent in September. Ritter says it likely won't drop into single digits for at least another year.