Report cites job growth in Sacramento, region, state

Published: Friday, May. 10, 2013 - 11:31 am

The six-county Sacramento region posted an uptick in annual job growth to close out the first quarter in March, according to a new report by the Center for Strategic Economic Research.

CSER's preliminary data show that payroll employment increased by 1.7 percent between March 2012 and March this year, equating to a net gain of 14,200 jobs.

The professional and business services sector saw the most robust growth at 6.7 percent.

Sacramento County segment posted 1.7 percent growth, adding 3,200 jobs in the period.

California posted 2.1 percent annual job growth in the period, an increase of 302,800 jobs. CSER said that rate exceeded the national average and placed the California sixth among all states.

Call The Bee's Mark Glover, (916) 321-1184.

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