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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)

www.teamca.org

 


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