Brook Taylor, Deputy Director of Communications and Policy, Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz), shared the following new job data on California
NEW September Jobs Data:
Between September 2010 and September 2011, California created 250,700 new jobs
Top 5 states:
New York: 98,100
California By The Numbers:
In the last year, (Sept. 2010 – Sept. 2011) California has added 250,700 new jobs, significantly outpacing the national average.
In the last year, California added more jobs than any other state in the nation.
Since the beginning of 2011, California has added almost 140,000 new jobs.
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.
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.
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.
is the No. 1 state in for agriculture revenues, with $34.8 billion in
revenue representing 12.3 percent of the U.S. total.
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.