State data released today show total jobs in the Sacramento region increased by 17,700, or nearly two percent from July 2015 to July 2016. The state Employment Development Department says construction led year-over growth.
Sacramento is the fourth "most hipster" city in the U.S., according to a new ranking that looked at the presence of hipster-friendly businesses in town, like record stores, locally-owned coffee shops and microbreweries.
Merchants in Old Sacramento are running ragged after two weeks of “Pokemon Go" mania. The neighborhood has become a magnet for players of the augmented reality game, which launched earlier this month. The crowds are translating into profits.
The Golden 1 Center will provide hundreds of part-time jobs when it opens in downtown Sacramento later this year. A job fair Thursday at Sleep Train Arena starts the hiring process with "speed-dating" style interviews.
California had the world's sixth largest GDP in 2015, according to the World Bank. California moved ahead of Brazil and France last year.