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California’s job data reflects increasing impact of women

Employees on the job at a Santa Barbara restaurant. (Photo: Ruben M Ramos, via Shutterstock)

California’s growth of nonfarm payroll jobs continued on a steady pace as 2021 ended, according to recent figures from the state Employment Development Department that do not fully reflect the impact of the Omicron variant of COVID-19. “The 50,000 gain in the labor force was encouraging in December and certainly included more women,” economist Lynn Reaser told Capitol Weekly.

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