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March Unemployment At 11 Year Low In Sacramento

April 21, 2017 | Steve Milne

The greater Sacramento area gained 5,500 jobs between February and March. That helped lower the unemployment rate from 5.1 percent in February to 5.0 percent in March - the lowest March jobless rate since 2006.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Insight With Beth Ruyak

PolitiFact CA Looks At Job Growth Claim In Central Valley, Inland Empire

April 5, 2017

Gov. Jerry Brown recently argued California is seeing tremendous job growth, particularly within the Inland Empire. Capital Public Radio's PolitiFact reporter Chris Nichols investigated the claim.

Phelan M. Ebenhack / AP

Sacramento Area Unemployment Up In January

March 3, 2017 | Steve Milne

Unemployment in the Sacramento area went up to 5.3 percent in January, an increase from 4.8 percent in December. Labor market analysts say higher unemployment in January is not unusual.

PolitiFact California

TRUE: California Has The Nation’s Highest Poverty Rate, When Factoring In Cost-Of-Living

January 23, 2017

California’s job and economic growth has outpaced much of the nation in recent years. That growth, however, has not eliminated one of the state’s biggest challenges: poverty.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

PolitiFact California

Could Obamacare Repeal Cost California 200K Jobs?

January 17, 2017 | Chris Nichols

California Democratic State Senate Leader Kevin de León claimed repealing Obamacare could cost California 200,000 jobs. We found there’s some evidence to back this up, but too much uncertainty to rate it on our Truth-O-Meter.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio News

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.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio News

Business

Report: Construction Leads Annual Job Growth In Region

August 19, 2016 | Ben Bradford | Steve Milne

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.

Capital Public Radio / File

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.

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