Sixty-six percent of Sacramento area employers say they intend to hire between now and September - up about one-percent from the previous quarter. That's according to a new poll of the region's top companies.
The unemployment rate in the four-county Sacramento area is back down after a slight increase in July. Meanwhile, California added more than 60-thousand jobs in August – a strong showing particularly when compared to the rest of the nation.
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.
The jobless rate in the Sacramento region was 4.7 percent in May, according to officials. The last time it was close to that would've been in May of 2007 when it was 4.8 percent. The jobless rate in California also ticked down to 5.2 percent.
More than 200 contractors and local businesses will meet with Sacramento Kings and Turner Construction to talk about demolishing the Downtown Plaza and the job opportunities that will be generated from that work and construction of a new arena.