California loses 947,000 jobs in five years

Russ Steele

I was watching Fox News this morning and they had a segment on the California’s population decline,  as people leave the state for places where there are more jobs, more opportunity and lower cost of living. Then I ran across this in the  Sacramento Business Journal by G. Scott Thomas: California lost 947,000 jobs since 2006, representing a drop of 6.26 percent.

California lost the most amount of jobs than any other state in the country.

The Golden State lost 947,000 jobs since 2006, according to an On Numbers analysis of data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 

That represents a drop of 6.26 percent of its jobs, going from 15,117,100 nonfarm jobs in November 2006 to 14,170,100 in November 2011.

We are at least one generation if not two before we will see any significant change in our Democrat generated economic disaster. The only solution will be to clean out Sacramento and put some adults in change of the check book and away the regulatory power of the environmental wackos. I hope are grand children are up to the task.




About Russ Steele
Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.

2 Responses to California loses 947,000 jobs in five years

  1. Martin says:

    With the socialistic metro urban population centers of San Diego, LA, Bay Area and Sacramento carrying the majority of the voting block I doubt the Democratically controlled Legislature will change. They’ve become accustomed to government welfare to want any change.

    • sean2829 says:

      Don’t for a moment think things are getting better for the working poor or unemployed in CA. In the SacBee today there was an article about the impact of the budget cuts on the working poor. It’s pretty severe.

      With California out of money now that the stimulus from the Feds is gone, the California legislature must rely on its own revenues to pay for programs and the money is not there. (What was that Margaret Thatcher once said, the problem with socialism is pretty soon you run out of other people’s money.) I’m certain the legislature wants the programs to continue but its got to get the economy growing first. Depending on the government for subsistence support has never been a road to prosperity. The California legislature is driving home this message with a vengeance.

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