California New Jobs Data Brokk Taylor, California Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development | 26-Oct-2011
NEW September 2011 Jobs Data:
Between September 2010 and September 2011, Texas created 248,500 new jobs.
Between September 2010 and September 2011, California created 250,700 new jobs. (More than any other state in the nation).
California By The Numbers:
In the last year, (Sept. 2010 – Sept. 2011) California has added 250,700 new jobs, an increase of 1.8 percent – significantly outpacing the national average.
In the last year, California added more jobs than any other state in the nation.
California has more high tech jobs than any other state with almost 1 million people employed in high tech jobs. The next closest states are Texas with 492,000 (less than half) and New York with 312,000.
California has the highest number of cleantech jobs in the U.S. with over 318,000 Californian’s employed in high paying cleantech jobs, a workforce second only to high-tech.
California is the No.1 state for venture capital (VC). California receives four times more venture capital than the national average.
California is the No. 1 state for attracting foreign direct investment.
California is the No. 1 state in for agriculture revenues, with $34.8 billion in revenue representing 12.3 percent of the U.S. total.
California’s 3.5 million small businesses represent the largest network of small employers of any state. California’s small businesses account for 99.2% of the state's employers and 52.1% of its private-sector employment.
California is home to 53 of the U.S. Fortune 500 companies.
Brook J. Taylor Deputy Director for Communications and Policy California Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz)