Monday, August 8, 2011
The latest employment numbers show a bleak picture for the jobs in California.
New numbers from the US Department of Labor report the Golden State, has the second highest unemployment in the U.S. — only Nevada is worse off.
In the second quarter of 2011, unemployment in California was officially at 12 percent.
However, if you add in the people who need a job but were too discouraged to look for the past month, the rate rises to 13.9 percent. Then, if you add in the people working part-time but wish they had a full time job, the “real” rate is 21.8 percent.
No wonder President Barack Obama is about as popular here as a case of H1N1 flu.