California July Job Numbers

While the United States as a whole added an anemic 32,000 jobs in July, California actually lost 17,300. The LA Times reports.
California's employers went into a hiring funk in July, cutting a net 17,300 jobs and raising concerns that the state's economic recovery has lost steamalong with the nation's.
On the other hand, some areas of the state showed improving prospects, including surprisingly, the East Bay (The Contra Costa Times reports), and, not surprisingly, the Inland Empire (the Riverside Press reports) and the Central Valley (the Fresno Bee reports).

The Inland Empire added 25,900 jobs in July, almost equal to the entire net growth in the US.