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Stories related to: labor

State Government

Are Rigid Employment Licensing Requirements Hurting California's Economy?

October 4, 2016 | Daniel Potter

To get a job in California, you often need a license. A report from a nonpartisan state oversight agency says such rules can make it tough for qualified people to get hired.

Report: Sacramento Workers Earn 10% More Than U.S. Average

July 20, 2016 | Steve Milne

New federal data show Sacramento area workers earn 10 percent more than the national average. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics office in San Francisco released the numbers today.

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.

San Joaquin County Workers Strike

July 7, 2016 | Rich Ibarra

It's back to the picket lines again today for some San Joaquin County employees. About a thousand workers walked off the job Tuesday in a three day strike.

Report: Sacramento Unemployment At Two-Year Low

October 14, 2015 | Steve Milne

August unemployment figures released today show the Sacramento region had a 5.9 percent jobless rate. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says that was a drop of 1.5 percent from a year ago, and a two-year low.

State Government

Brown Signs Labor Agreements

September 22, 2015 | Katie Orr

Governor Jerry Brown has signed off an agreement with two of California’s labor unions.

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