California created 43,700 jobs in May, 16.1% of the nation’s total
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~ In the bustling state capital of Sacramento, California, a recent press release announced that the Golden State has once again proven its economic strength by creating 43,700 jobs in the month of May. This accounts for an impressive 16.1% of the nation's total job growth.

Governor Gavin Newsom expressed his pride in California's ability to provide good jobs for its residents and support their families. He emphasized the importance of continuing to uplift and support all communities across the state as its economy continues to grow and reach new milestones.

But this is just a small part of the bigger picture. California has been making waves in various industries, earning it top rankings in several categories. With the most equitable tax system in the country, it comes as no surprise that California is also ranked number one for new business starts and access to venture capital funding. Additionally, it holds the top spot for manufacturing, high-tech, and agriculture.

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In addition to these impressive achievements, Governor Newsom recently announced that California's travel spending reached an all-time high of $150.4 billion last year. This comes after a population increase for the first time since the pandemic and recognition from the International Monetary Fund's World Economic Outlook as the 5th largest economy in the world for seven consecutive years.

The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis reports that California's nominal GDP reached nearly $3.9 trillion in 2023 with a growth rate of 6.1% since last year, making it second only to Texas among large economies in terms of per capita GDP.

And just this month, Fortune revealed that California is once again home to the most Fortune 500 companies in the country - a title it hasn't held since 2014. With 57 companies on the list spanning various industries such as technology, finance, and entertainment, California has surpassed other states like Texas and New York who are tied for second place with 52 companies each.

It is clear that California's diverse and thriving economy continues to make significant contributions to the nation's overall economic growth. With its strong job market, impressive rankings, and continued success in various industries, the Golden State remains a leader in the global economy.

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