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State labor market increases slightly

Unemployment continues downward trend

California recorded a 4.7 percent unemployment rate in September, essentially unchanged from the previous month and up only 0.7 percent year-over-year, according to data released Friday. Eight thousand seven hundred non-agricultural jobs were added to the state’s economy last month, bringing the total to 436,400 the number of jobs added …

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Retailers prep for record Halloween spending

Halloween gets more and more popular in the United States every year, based on the amount of money spent on it. Shopping for Halloween – costumes, candy, house decorations, parties – is expected to reach record heights this year. U.S. consumers will spend $12.2 billion on Halloween-related items in 2023, …

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Holiday hiring expected to be down

Anyone looking for a temporary job during the upcoming holiday shopping season might have to look a little harder to find one than in past years. U.S. retailers are expected to add only 410,00 seasonal positions this year, the lowest number since 2008, according to Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc., …

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Fast-food workers get $20 an hour

Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a bill that guarantees fast-food workers a minimum wage of $20 an hour. The new law, which Newsom made official Sept. 28 during a gathering in Los Angeles, gives California’s fast-food employees the highest guaranteed base pay for that sector of any state, according to …

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Record Halloween spending predicted

U.S. consumers are expected to spend $12.2 billion on Halloween items this year, $1.6 billion more than last year’s record spending if that prediction is accurate, according to the leading retail trade association.] Seventy-three percent are expected to take part in Halloween activities this year, a four-percent increase compared with …

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