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I'm Singing the California Blues 11

APRIL 6, 2011 Once known throughout the world as the Golden State, California used to attract people from other parts of the United States as well as folks from other countries. People migrated to California for a chance of success

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Riverside-San B. Jobless Worst in US 0

John Seiler: I keep pointing out that the biggest crisis in California is not the state budget deficit of $26 billion, but the state’s staggering 12.4 percent jobless rate. Only Nevada is worse at 14.2 percent. Jobs First, I say:

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Families, Not Relief, Still Safety Net 0

MARCH 18, 2011 By WAYNE LUSVARDI With implications for California budget discussions, a new study shows that unemployment benefits delay the time the jobless find work. The study comes out at a time when California’s unemployment rate of 12.4 percent

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CA 'Jobs Gap' Spikes Upward 0

MARCH 11, 2011 BY JOHN SEILER New unemployment figures released March 10 show that California’s Jobs Gap has jumped to 3.4 percent in January 2011. That’s up from 2.6 percent a year earlier, in January 2010. The “Jobs Gap” is

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Arnold's Theme Song

John Seiler: Every great leader needs a theme song. Here’s Arnold’s: Here are the lyrics: If you could only see me I know exactly where I am You wouldn’t want to be me Oh, I can assure you of that

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Texas Beats California on Economy 0

NOV. 18, 2010 By JOHN SEILER In the competition between America’s two most populous states, California has two recent victories over Texas. In the World Series, the San Francisco Giants stomped on the Texas Rangers. And on election day, Nov.

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California Disaster Zone 0

John Seiler: More people are figuring out that California is a Disaster Zone. And that’s even before Prop. 23 loses next Tuesday. The link at the end goes to a slide show listing the Disasters. From Business Insider: Back in

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Why can't CA be N.D.? 0

John Seiler: Numbers released today show that California’s unemployment rose in August, to 12.4% from 12.3% in July. I guess Cal employers didn’t get the memo from that group of economists that said the Depression ended in June 2009. We’re

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Is Real Cal Unemployment At 25%? 6

SEPT. 14, 2010 By JOHN SEILER Welcome to the desert of California jobs. Officially, California’s unemployment rate was 12.3 percent for July, the latest month calculated. That’s bad enough. But the real number is twice as much: at least 25

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What did Arnold mean by 'challenge'? 0

Let’s begin with the press release sent out this morning under Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s name. It’s subject matter, yet another month where the state’s unemployment figure hovers above 12.4 percent, is dark, but the release is surprisingly cheery: “Boosting employment

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