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

Sep 20, 2019 | Press Release

Sacramento, CA – Following the California Employment Development Department’s (EDD) release of the state’s employment data from August, 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.

“Today marks California’s longest job expansion on record — 114 months of job growth. We should celebrate sustained job growth. But it’s the story behind the number that counts, and the headline belies the reality. There is a dramatic diversion across the state in terms of economic opportunity — too many Californians are working hard but still falling behind. As we build a California for all, our fundamental economic objective is to ensure an inclusive economy that works for everyone, now and in years to come. It’s what future generations expect us to do and it’s the California we want to build.”

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