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Job Health of Sacramento Region Improves

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(Sacramento, CA)
Friday, May 10, 2013

The amount of growth is faster than the national average but slower than many other medium-to-large cities in the western United States including Salt Lake City and San Diego. 

Professional and Business services in the six-county region had the biggest increase -7300 jobs- but a large number of those jobs were temporary.

The Trade, Transportation and Utilities; Education and Health Services; and Manufacturing sectors increased by a combined nine-thousand jobs.   Construction had a small increase of 500 jobs.

Government shrank again for the 46th consecutive month.  Other Services and Information job sectors also saw decreases.

The report's authors also teamed up with the Sacramento Business Journal for a business confidence survey.  Eighty-nine percent of those responding said they believe conditions in their industry will improve or stay the same in the next six months.

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