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School Cutbacks Lead July Job Declines

August 18, 2017 | Steve Milne

The Sacramento area unemployment rate increased last month. July's jobless rate was 5.2 percent, up from 4.8 percent in June. Analysts with the state Employment Development Department attribute the increase to seasonal cutbacks at schools.

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Business

California Economy Expected To Grow More Slowly

May 30, 2017 | Amy Quinton

A new economic forecast shows slower economic growth for California compared to recent years.

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.

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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.

California Leads Country With Most Job Gains

December 7, 2016 | Rich Ibarra

California’s employment picture improved last month, with 29,000 new private sector jobs added. Experts see the trend continuing into next year.

Government Leads Sacramento's October Job Growth

November 18, 2016 | Steve Milne

Sacramento's October job gains in government, retail and education were offset by losses in construction, manufacturing and leisure and hospitality. The unemployment rate in October was 5.2 percent, up from September's 5.1 percent.

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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.

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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.

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