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Update on California's manufacturing job trendPosted by Gino DiCaro, VP, Communications on April 25, 2014
California's monthly jobs report last week showed that we lost another 1,700 manufacturing jobs even though the state added 11,000 non-farm jobs and our our overall unemployment rate stayed the same. We continue to lag the nation's manufacturing growth by a substantial margin since we started to recover from the recession in 2010. Manufacturing jobs in the U.S. are up 5.38 percent while the Golden State lags with only a .53 percent increase.
The Labor Market Information Department also predicted in a February report that manufacturing is the only private industry in the state that is set to lose jobs over a two-year period between 2013 and 2015.
The growing and consistent acknowledgement from the Governor and his recruitment team Go-Biz that manufacturing is critcal to California's success -- given its tremendous salaries, innovation, workers and ripple effects in the economy -- gives us hope that their leadership will get all Californians and policymakers to do their part to help improve this trend.
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