California made up nearly three-quarters of US jobs added in February
California made up almost three of all four non-professional jobs created in the United States in February, according to data released Friday.
Employers in state added 14,600 non-wage jobs last month, California Employment Employment Department reported Friday, earlier in the month, US government payroll wage reported in the United States with only 20,000 jobs in February, or the weakest national exhibition since September 2017.
"Whatever the cause of the nation as a whole having a lower job increase, had not much influence in California in February," said Aubrey Henry , a spokesman for the state EDD agency.
Nevertheless, Henry California's February job said The value was below the trend for the state for the average of the entire nine-year expansion. California ̵[ads1]1; the fifth largest economy in the world – has added more than 3.13 million jobs since the economic expansion began in February 2010. [1 9659003] The state's official allow that comparison of California's share of the country's job gain r every month with its size in the national economy also shows many months when the state surpasses the nation and many when it lies.
"February 2019 stands out because California's job increase was large compared to the country's unusually small gain," he said. "You might as well look at January and ask why California's 5,900 job search was so small compared to the nation's 311,000 job gain."
Still, Henry said it might be more meaningful to look at trends over months, not a single month like February.
"The nation had a larger labor surplus than in February in February 2019, 1.7 percent to 1.3 percent," he said. "However, it is too early to determine whether this is a temporary phenomenon or not. California has had a stronger growth than the nation for the balance of enlargement."
However, California's unemployment rate in February was again at 4.2 percent, the state reported Friday. It is still ahead of US unemployment, which was 3.8 percent in February.