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Margot Roosevelt

Margot Roosevelt covers California economic, labor and workplace issues for the Los Angeles Times. A former environmental reporter for The Times, she previously wrote for TIME Magazine as a foreign and national correspondent, for the Washington Post on the Congressional beat, and for the Orange County Register focusing on business and the Southern California economy.
California has lost more than half a million jobs to China — more than any other state, report says

Some 562,000 factory jobs were displaced in the Golden State since 2001, the equivalent to a 3.34% share of California’s total employment of 16.8 million jobs in 2017, the Economic Policy Institute concluded.

Even California's struggling rural counties see gains as state jobless rate drops to 4.1%, a 42-year low

California’s unemployment rate ticked down to 4.1% in September from 4.2% the previous month — the lowest rate in 42 years, according to the state’s Employment Development Department. Payrolls in the state grew by 13,200 jobs compared with August.

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