100,000 California jobs added in February
March 25, 2011
California added 100,000 new jobs in February, the highest monthly increase since the current record system began in 1990. By contrast, only 700 new jobs were created in January. [LA Times]
The increase of 96,500 jobs was the largest month-over-month jump of any state in the nation, the government said. The number of new jobs created in February alone was almost as high as the total created for the previous 11 months, 99,800, the California Economic Development Department reported.
The biggest monthly gain was 39,900 in the professional and business services category, which includes high-tech employment.
However, California still ranks second behind neighboring Nevada—which has a jobless rate of 13.6%—in unemployment rates among the 50 states.