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

Jan 24, 2020 | Press Release

Sacramento, CA – Following the California Employment Development Department’s (EDD) release of the state’s employment data from December, 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’s job growth continued to outpace the nation, for a historic 118 months in December. Over this past year alone, we added 310,300 nonfarm payroll jobs, an increase of 1.8 percent – stronger than the nation’s 1.4 percent gain over the same time. As this expansion continues, it’s important that we remain fiscally disciplined, which Governor Newsom made a cornerstone in his proposed state budget. It’s also important that we recognize that this growth isn’t shared by everyone. Ensuring the jobs we have now and in the future are quality jobs, which in turn support economic mobility, is how we build an economy that works for all Californians.”

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