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Showing Articles Tagged With: economy
A new UC Davis study says the fourth year of drought is costing California's economy $2.7 billion and resulting in 21,000 job losses.
Sacramento eatery Magpie Cafe has introduced an extra line on its receipts so customers can tip the kitchen as well as wait staff. It got us thinking: When and where did the practice begin and how did it spread?
(AP) - A union-backed effort to raise California's minimum wage has been approved to start collecting signatures for a statewide ballot initiative.
Three workshops are scheduled in Truckee to give people a voice in developing a 'brand' for the town.
California's jobless rate fell from 6.4 percent in May to 6.3 percent in June, according to state unemployment numbers released today. But that's still not as low as the U.S. rate.
A bill to hike California's hourly minimum wage may have stalled in the legislature after Gov. Jerry Brown's finance department announced its opposition earlier this month. But a local effort to raise the wage from $9 to $15 is still alive.
A report shows new homes sales in the Sacramento region have reached another milestone in May.
Job prospects for college graduates in 2014 have improved along with the U.S. economy.
A new statewide poll shows Californians are concerned more about drought than jobs and the economy.
Water experts at UC Davis said Tuesday that drought impacts will be worse in 2015 for the California agricultural industry.
The California agriculture industry has managed to weather the drought in 2014 and in 2015.
A University of the Pacific economic forecast shows that drought has had a "relatively mild" impact on California's economy.
After it was called off in 2014 due to the drought, Old Town Sacramento's Gold Rush Days is back in 2015.
Although California has the nation's highest gasoline prices, those prices are still much lower than a year ago. Northern California AAA reports the statewide average for unleaded gas is $3.73 a gallon, 63 cents more than a month ago.
A report on new home sales from a Roseville building industry group shows April was another strong month. It's the third consecutive month where the number of sales have been the highest in seven years in the Sacramento region.
Population and housing construction increased in almost every part of the state last year, including Sacramento and the Inland Empire.
Sacramento International Airport has hit a milestone for passenger traffic in the past year.
Retirements have Sacramento County Sheriff's Department looking to fill "a ton" of openings.
Several homebuilding groups plan to attend a Folsom City Council meeting Tuesday, to voice their concerns about a proposal to increase construction fees to fund parks.
Sacramento remains a key link to the past and present of rail transportation.
Career fairs continue to thrive in the U.S. even after the unemployment rate has declined in recent months.
The project manager for the downtown Sacramento Kings arena project says the massive construction project poses many challenges.
The technology sector in the Sacramento area continued to grow in 2014. But, there are still challenges.
A Sacramento area economic expert says lower gas prices will prompt people to spend more on gifts this holiday season.
We continue a series today looking at parts of the California economy to see how they’ve evolved this past year. Today, how falling gas prices are affecting bottom lines.
A new partnership between Sacramento State University and Sierra College is part of a long-term plan for a new campus in Roseville.
A new study finds California's almond industry creates more than 100,000 jobs throughout the state.
The State of California is considering whether to start regulating virtual currencies.
Parts of Sacramento have struggled even as the nation's economy improves. In Midtown Sacramento, the stories are mixed.
The California tourism industry is welcoming a change in the United State’s visa policy with China.
An increase in Sacramento and statewide property values may be another indication the California economic recovery is continuing.
Unemployment continues to fall in California but still remains above the national average.
Home sales in the eight-county Sacramento region increased in September compared to the year before and average sales prices went up too.
California's economy will see modest growth in 2015, with jobs in home building being a bright spot, and the drought having slight impact, according to the latest University of the Pacific's latest Business Forecast.
California voters report they're financially better off this year than they were last year. But, they're not so positive about California's overall economy.
The California job market is turning into a real roller coaster. New numbers out today show a disappointingly small gain in March after February posted the strongest month of job creation in years.
Too few foreclosures? A federal program that had been limited to funding the purchase, rehabilitation, and re-sale of foreclosed homes has expanded to include vacant or substandard homes. Local agencies say foreclosed homes have been hard to find.
If you’re in the market to buy your first home in California, one real estate analyst says “be patient.”
The Sacramento area jobless rate was 8.2 percent in February, down slightly from January's 8.3 percent.
A new report from the state auditor finds the California Employment Development Department failed to take part in a federal program that could have brought hundreds of millions of dollars to the state.
New data show California's home foreclosure starts are down again, after rising in January.
Gas prices in California have shot up by an average of 28 cents in the past month, according to figures out today from AAA.
Unemployment in the four-county Sacramento region increased in January by almost a full percentage point. The jobless rate was 8.3 percent. That was up from 7.5 percent in December, but down from 10 percent a year ago.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported lower jobless rates in the Sacramento Region than in the past two years. The highest jobless rate was reported in Sutter County, while Placer County has the lowest unemployment rate. (Infographic)
The California State Teachers' Retirement System says it faces at least $71 billion in unfunded pension obligations.
Long waits and a busy signal are currently commonplace when trying to contact the California Employment Development Department. But officials say things will change once it starts spending money on more staff and new technology.
New data out today show a major upswing in the number of California homes entering the foreclosure process.
The University of the Pacific Business Center has forecast a continuing slow growth for California. The drought is expected to have only a limited impact.
Unemployment is down in the four-county Sacramento area, however California added fewer than 14,000 jobs in December, ending a year of disappointing job growth.
15 people were arrested in Roseville this morning during a protest against Walmart.
With a gross domestic product of $2 trillion, California once again is number eight in world economic rankings.
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