Rider: Other 49 states’ labor force growth is 12 TIMES California

California has lost its luster, but gained job killing bills and high taxes.  While the rest of the nation is looking for ways to bring business to their State, Guv Brown is looking for policies to push them out.  We are a State that prefers government to people, Sacramento believes parents are not smart enough to determine who their kids should drink at a fast food place, nor learn in school.  Democrats are pushing gender and ethnic studies, while the need is for coders and computer technology.

“California’s labor force grew only 16,900 over the year ending July 2018, or 0.1% growth.  The US as a whole grew 1.8 million – a 1.1% expansion.  While workers elsewhere continue to return to the workforce, California’s low rate has implications for continued growth in the state, including the ability to sustain job growth if fewer workers are available and continued effects on state and local budgets for higher social program spending compared to other states.”
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We all know this, now we have the data to back up our knowledge.  Sacramento Democrats are assuring everyone that this is a State for the very rich, the very poor and the illegal alien.  Job growth, real job growth is not for California.

California Gov. Jerry Brown points to a chart showing the growth of the state's Rainy Day fund as as he discusses his proposed 2018-19 state budget at a news conference Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. Brown proposed a $131.7 billion state spending plan, dedicating $5 billion toward the fund. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Other 49 states’ labor force growth is 12 TIMES California

Richard Rider, Rider Rants,  8/18/18

One common mistake when measuring employment or unemployment is to highlight a month by month comparison.  These numbers are not an exact science, so the variance between two consecutive months can swing significantly in such short time frames.  But here’s a full year comparison worth pondering:

In the last 12 months, labor force growth in the other 49 states has averaged a rate TWELVE TIMES HIGHER than vaunted California.

NOTE:  “Labor force” is the government’s tally of people working, plus those looking for work.

In essence, CA seems to discourage people from looking for work in the Golden State. Others are leaving the state for better job prospects, or to reduce living costs. Net result – a static work force with little ability to meet employers’ additional personnel needs.

While CA is producing many new jobs, more and more people are dropping out of the state’s labor force. Even with increasing jobs, CA has a July state unemployment rate of 4.2%, while the national unemployment rate is 3.9%. CA unemployment is 8.8% higher than the average rate in the other 49 states.

EXCERPT:

“California’s labor force grew only 16,900 over the year ending July 2018, or 0.1% growth.  The US as a whole grew 1.8 million – a 1.1% expansion.  While workers elsewhere continue to return to the workforce, California’s low rate has implications for continued growth in the state, including the ability to sustain job growth if fewer workers are available and continued effects on state and local budgets for higher social program spending compared to other states.”
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Moreover, CA is still the “gig economy,” with a high rate of part-time workers compared to most other states. Remember, if you work at least one hour a week, you are considered “employed.”

Moreover, CA is still the “gig economy,” with a high rate of part-time workers compared to most other states. Remember, if you work at least one hour a week, you are considered “employed.”

Bottom line:  In spite of the press telling us daily that CA is “leading the nation” in its economic recovery, such is not the case.  Au contraire!

Homework Assignment:  Try to find ANY CA news broadcast or newspaper that discloses this fact — that for the past 12 months, employment growth in the other 49 states has been 12 times higher than California.  Best of luck!!

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