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State Government

Sacramento Region, California Post Job Gains In August

September 16, 2016 | Steve Milne | Ben Adler

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.

Brittany Hosea-Small / KQED

California Counts

Californians Worry About Poverty, Income Inequality, Poll Finds

September 12, 2016

As to whether immigrants strengthen the economy or weaken it? Survey respondents were divided.

Report: Home Prices Likely To Soften

August 8, 2016 | Steve Milne

Research firm Clear Capital says Sacramento area home prices have increased by 9.5 percent from a year ago. An analyst says prices will likely soften due to supply and demand - fewer first-time home buyers can afford to buy now.

Robert Couse-Baker

Food and Sustainability

Food Producers Who Market Locally Offer Boost to Sacramento Region

July 25, 2016 | Julia Mitric

UC Davis research finds local farmers and ranchers who sell directly to consumers have double the regional economic impact compared with food producers who don't participate in local marketing.

Food and Sustainability

California Receives USDA Loans For Affordable Farmworker Housing

July 15, 2016 | Julia Mitric

California will receive $18 million in US Department of Agriculture Loans for affordable farm worker housing.

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Business

Golden 1 Center Is Hiring

July 13, 2016 | Ed Joyce

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.

Woranuch Joyce / Capital Public Radio

Environment

California May Water Conservation Rate Is 28 Percent

July 6, 2016 | Ed Joyce

The California Water Resources Control Board Wednesday says Californians cut water use by 28 percent in the final month of mandatory statewide conservation.

Capital Public Radio / File

Business

California Has 6th Largest Economy In World

July 5, 2016 | Ed Joyce

California had the world's sixth largest GDP in 2015, according to the World Bank. California moved ahead of Brazil and France last year.

Ed Joyce / Capital Public Radio

State Government

Bill To Limit ADA Compliance "Abusive Lawsuits" Heads To Governor Brown

April 26, 2016 | Ed Joyce

A bill that would take the profit out of lawsuits for certain violations of the ADA, or Americans with Disability Act, is headed to Governor Jerry Brown.

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