California Created More Than 18% of the Nation’s New Jobs in January
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SACRAMENTO ~ California continues to lead the nation's economy, adding 96,700 new jobs in January. This accounted for 18.7 percent of the nation's 517,000 overall job gains for the month. Eight of California's major industry sectors gained jobs in January and the state outpaced the nation in year-over-year job growth with 559,500 jobs added – an increase of 3.5 percent. The unemployment rate rose by 0.1 percent to 4.2 percent, however California has added more than 3 million jobs since April 2020 – the biggest hiring spree in the nation. These figures demonstrate that California is a leader in economic growth and job creation.

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