Gino DiCaro

California gains 1,000 manufacturing jobs in June

By Gino DiCaro, VP, Communications

Capitol Update, Aug. 11, 2006 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

The Employment Development Department's July employment report indicates an increase of approximately 1,000 jobs in the manufacturing sector over the month of June. This brings the overall manufacturing loss in the State since January, 2001 to 374,000.

The report also indicated a decrease in California’s overall unemployment dropping from 5.0 percent to 4.9 percent.  The unemployment rate has seen a 0.5 percent drop since June of last year.

Eight industry divisions (natural resources and mining; manufacturing; trade, transportation and utilities; information; professional and business services; educational and health services; leisure and hospitality; and government) added jobs over the month, gaining 12,900 jobs. The information industry showed the largest gain, up by 3,300 jobs. Three categories (construction; financial activities; and other services) reported job declines this month, down 1,900 jobs. Financial activities posted the largest decline over the month, down by 1,000 jobs.

Eleven industry divisions (natural resources and mining; construction; manufacturing; trade, transportation and utilities; information; financial activities; professional and business services; educational and health services; leisure and hospitality; other services; and government) posted job gains over the last year, adding 235,600 jobs. On a numerical basis, professional and business services showed the strongest employment growth, adding 60,200 jobs (a 2.8 percent increase). On a percentage of growth basis, natural resources and mining showed the strongest gain, up 3.0 percent (adding 700 jobs).  No categories posted job declines over the year.
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