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Drought in California may hinder job growth for years, economists say
Drought in California may hinder job growth for years, economists say

The ongoing drought in California could dampen employment growth in coming years and have a ripple effect on several industries in the state, according to a UCLA report released Wednesday. Economists said in the quarterly forecast that arid conditions in 2013, the driest year on record for the Golden State, could diminish the fishing and manufacturing sectors in the state. However, the effect depends on whether the drought is "normal" or the beginning of "a long arid period." California's employment could be suppressed about 0.2% during the next few years because of the drought, the report concluded. "If the drought is like the ones we had before, which are plentiful in California,...

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