Californians were hurting during the Great Recession, as unemployment climbed to more than 2 million workers. In this 2009 photo, unemployed Sergio Fuentes, right, gets some help from a state worker for a job at the Employment Development Department in San Jose. Jobless rolls have since declined by more than half, but figures show employment gains have been very uneven.
Californians were hurting during the Great Recession, as unemployment climbed to more than 2 million workers. In this 2009 photo, unemployed Sergio Fuentes, right, gets some help from a state worker for a job at the Employment Development Department in San Jose. Jobless rolls have since declined by more than half, but figures show employment gains have been very uneven. Paul Sakuma Associated Press file
Californians were hurting during the Great Recession, as unemployment climbed to more than 2 million workers. In this 2009 photo, unemployed Sergio Fuentes, right, gets some help from a state worker for a job at the Employment Development Department in San Jose. Jobless rolls have since declined by more than half, but figures show employment gains have been very uneven. Paul Sakuma Associated Press file