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Beadles on Latest Unemployment Figures

“California Needs Forward Thinking Solutions That Creates Jobs, Not Eliminates Them.”

California’s payrolls dropped by more than 700,000 in the past year and the unemployment rate increased to 12.2 percent.  These latest unemployment numbers reflect the hardship that is being felt across this state.  In the midst of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, our nation and state needs forward-thinking solutions that will keep our economy moving forward by creating jobs, not eliminating them.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

California’s Economy:

2.2 Million Unemployed Californians.  “The number of people unemployed in California was 2,247,000.” (Employment Development Department, 10/16/09)

700,000 Lost Jobs Since Sept. 2008.  “In a year-over-year comparison (September 2008 to September 2009), nonfarm payroll employment in California decreased by 732700 jobs (down 4.9 percent).  (Employment Development Department, 10/16/09)

National Economy:

After Passing $787 Billion Stimulus In February, Over 2.6 Million American Jobs Lost, Unemployment Grows To 9.8 Percent. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, www.bls.gov, Accessed 10/2/09)

Including 263,000 Americans Losing Their Jobs In September. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, www.bls.gov, Accessed 10/2/09)

263,000 Jobs Eliminated In September; Unemployment 9.8%. “The U.S. labor market weakened in September as 263,000 payroll jobs were lost and the unemployment rate rose a tenth to a 26-year high of 9.8%, the Labor Department reported.  It was the 21st consecutive month of job losses.  Since the recession began in December 2007, 7.2 million jobs have been lost and the unemployment rate has doubled.  Details of the report were almost universally dismal, with the number of unemployed people rising by 214,000 to 15.1 million.  Of those, 5.4 million have been out of work longer than six months, accounting for a record 35.6% of the jobless.  The employment participation rate fell to 65.2%.  An alternative gauge of unemployment, which includes discouraged workers and those forced to work part-time, rose to 17% from 16.8%.  Total hours worked in the economy fell by 0.5%.  The average workweek fell back to an all-time low of 33 hours.” (Rex Nutting, “U.S. Job Losses Accelerate To 263,000 In September, Market Watch, 10/2/09)

Bureau of Labor Statistics (10/2) Reports. “Nonfarm payroll employment continued to decline in September (-263,000), and the unemployment rate (9.8 percent) continued to trend up, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The largest job losses were in construction, manufacturing, retail trade, and government.”

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