California Economy

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July Numbers Show Employment Growing Slowly But Surely In The Golden State

In the Bay Area, San Mateo County had the lowest percent of unemployed residents in July.


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San Francisco Unemployment Hits Record Low Of 3.8 Percent; State Jobless Rate Drops

The Employment Development Department released updated figures Friday showing that unemployment is down statewide and at a record low in the City of San Francisco.


California Gov. Jerry Brown discusses pension reform during a news conference on August 28, 2012 in Los Angeles. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown Signs Budget That Reshapes K-12 Spending

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a state spending plan for the coming fiscal year that makes budget-busting deficits a distant memory and funnels billions of additional dollars to K-12 schools.


Governor Terry Branstad (photo courtesy: Gage Skidmore)

Iowa Governor Trying To Lure California Businesses To Hawkeye State

First it was Rick Perry of Texas, now Iowa’s Governor is coming to California to lure businesses to set up shop in the Hawkeye state.


A teacher reads a story to kindergarten students. (John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images)

San Jose CEO Agrees With Newsom, ‘Invest in K-12 Information Technology’

A San Jose tech CEO agrees with Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom’s state economic revitilization plan and wants improvements in K-12 access to information technology.



S&P: California’s Fiscal Problems Different From Greece

California and Greece might share enviable weather and postcard-worthy beaches, but their fiscal problems aren’t the same.

CBS San Francisco–05/03/2011

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California Borrowing Billions To Pay For Unemployment

With one in every eight workers unemployed and empty state coffers, California is borrowing billions of dollars from the federal government to pay unemployment insurance.