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CALIFORNIA UNEMPLOYMENT RATE CONTINUES SLOW DECLINE

December 20, 2011

California State reported its unemployment numbers for November 2011 recently with a reduction to 11.3% from 11.7% reported in October. In addition, this reduction compares to 12.5% reported a year earlier for November 2010. For the November report, the technology, trade and tourism industries along with cities such as San Jose, San Diego and San Francisco are contributing to the improved numbers.

California is one of the 43 U.S. states that reported over-the-month unemployment rate decreases. However, even with its slowly reducing unemployment rate, California is substantially above the U.S. national rate of 8.6% and remains one of the several U.S. states winning the unfortunate title of having unemployment at 10% or higher. The others include District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Mississippi, Nevada, North Carolina, Puerto Rico and Rhode Island.

What makes California’s unemployment numbers so important is because of the size of the state’s economy. California has a total labor force of just over 18 million people which is almost 12% of the total labor force of the entire U.S. And within California, the megalopolis we know as Los Angeles by itself has 32% of California’s total labor force and 28% of the entire state’s unemployed. The following is a listing of the 10 largest California counties by labor force numbers along with corresponding unemployment numbers for November. The top 10 counties represent approximately 70% of the entire state’s numbers. In addition, the numbers shown below are not seasonally adjusted which accounts for the discrepancy between the state’s reported 11.3% total unemployment rate which is seasonally adjusted.

 STATE/

COUNTY

LABOR

FORCE

TOTAL

UNEMPLOYED

UNEMPLOYMENT

RATE (%)

       
CA State (Total)

18,185,300

1,978,800

10.9%

       
Los Angeles

4,868,300

561,500

11.5%

Orange

1,591,000

128,400

8.1%

San Diego

1,587,600

145,500

9.2%

Riverside

915,600

117,100

12.8%

Santa Clara

888,500

80,500

9.1%

Alameda

751,900

72,000

9.6%

Sacramento

666,300

73,800

11.1%

Contra Costa

519,900

49,300

9.5%

San Francisco

464,000

36,200

7.8%

Ventura

431,400

40,900

9.5%

       
TOTAL (TOP 10)

12,684,500

1,305,200

 

12.20.2011