Unemployment

Mirroring a previously reported increase in gasoline consumption in California, the vehicle miles traveled increase over last year is the largest in a decade. The reasons are the same: cheaper gas and an improved economy with more people working.
Dec 19, 2014   The Sacramento Bee
It's 1900 all over again - more Californians are born here than come from other states or countries. The recession and high housing costs have continued the outflow from the state meaning that growth is dependent largely on offspring of immigrants.
Nov 30, 2011   Los Angeles Times
Nevada has gone from having the lowest unemployment in the US in 2006 at 4% to the highest now at 13.4%. Once again Las Vegas is proving to be a reflection of the country's wider problems, where the top end of the market never dropped out.
Oct 17, 2011   The Guardian
Scott Timburg labels Richard Florida overly optimistic and blames the media for not portraying the 'fading creative class,' because their recession pain has not been sufficiently dramatic.
Oct 6, 2011   The Atlantic
Richard Florida examines the stark regional variance behind American unemployment figures. He finds that Bismark and Fargo in North Dakota have least unemployment, while the Californian Central Valley suffers the highest.
Sep 30, 2011   The Atlantic
The debate may be as old as the first environmental regulation on the federal books - do regulations kill jobs? Fresh from a Sept. 2 victory over EPA's attempt to strengthen smog regulations,Republicans will continue the effort to reduce regulations
Sep 6, 2011   The New York Times - Business Day
Joblessness in the Charlotte region is high, and has been for a while. This review of unemployment figures shows a long-term problem.
Aug 4, 2011   UNC Charlotte Urban Institute
With unemployment numbers falling, jobs are on the rise in some rural parts of the country.
Jul 14, 2011   The Daily Yonder
AP reports on the Anderson Forecast from UCLA that looks into CA's housing slump and shows two distinct markets, one on the rise and the other (single-family housing) falling.
Jun 16, 2011   AP via Bloomberg Business Week
More than two-thirds of rural areas in the United States have seen growth in jobs since 2009, according to this article from <em>The Daily Yonder</em>.
Dec 15, 2010   The Daily Yonder
Despite some accusations that the federal stimulus funding has not been filtering down to actual transportation projects, work is being done. But the influx of money hasn't been able to revive a flagging construction industry.
Sep 16, 2010   Time