California's labor situation improved in August.
The Los Angeles Times reported that the state created over 32,000 new jobs, causing the jobless average to tick down to 6.1 percent. This shift represents a drop of 0.1 percent from July's figure. The source noted that California added more positions to its payroll last month than any other state. Florida earned the No.2 spot in this area, creating just under 20,000 jobs.
The government sector added the most jobs, expanding its workforce by over 31,000. Leisure and hospitality added 10,600 positions, while trade, transportation and utilities created 7,900 jobs. The information field increased its payrolls by 1,000 positions, while education and health services added nearly 4,000 jobs. The Associated Press reported that certain areas still sustained losses however, including professional and business services, mining and logging, other services and manufacturing.
California's unemployment rate is now at its lowest average since the beginning of 2008, explained the source. Over the past 12 months, the state's jobless rate has fallen by 1.3 percent. There has also been a significant reduction in the amount of residents receiving unemployment benefits as more Californians are securing gainful employment.
The Trevi Group