Governor’s Chief Economic and Business Advisor Releases Statement on April Employment Numbers

May 17, 2019 | Press Release

Sacramento, CA – Following the California Employment Development Department’s (EDD) release of the state’s employment data from April, the Governor’s Chief Economic and Business Advisor and Director of the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development, Lenny Mendonca issued the following statement.

 “California employers added 46,000 nonfarm payroll jobs and the unemployment rate remained at 4.3 percent – a continuation of the economic expansion. Southern California was the driving force behind our job growth, accounting for more than a third of the overall gain, with the Inland Empire providing the second largest gain. California’s inland communities are places of great opportunity and innovation. We hope to see more of this growth across the state, in line with our Regions Rise Together initiative. Going forward, we will be closely monitoring the effects on international trade and jobs impacted by increasing tariffs, paid by California consumers and businesses.”

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