GOVERNOR’S CHIEF ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS ADVISOR RELEASES STATEMENT ON MARCH EMPLOYMENT NUMBERS

Wednesday, May 01, 2019

Sacramento, CA – Following the California Employment Development Department’s (EDD) release of the state’s employment data from March, the Governor’s Chief Economic and Business Advisor and Director of the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development Lenny Mendonca issued the following statement.

“California employers added 24,500 nonfarm payroll jobs in March, signaling a continuation of the economic expansion that began in March 2010. While California’s unemployment increased to 4.3 percent, it did so from a near historic low of 4.2 percent in February. The Bay Area continued to drive our growth, accounting for nearly two-thirds of the overall March gain. In order for our economy to deliver sustainable and inclusive growth across the state, we must continue our efforts – across the public and private sectors – to bring skills training and quality jobs to all communities in California, especially those in our heartland.”

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