FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Kaitlin.Lewis@gobiz.ca.gov

June 19, 2020

Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development Acting Director Releases Joint Statement with California Labor Secretary on May Employment Numbers

Sacramento, CA – Following the California Employment Development Department’s (EDD) release of the state’s employment data from May, the Acting Director of the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz), Chris Dombrowski issued the following joint statement with California’s Labor Secretary, Julie A. Su:

"After April’s adjustment we see that the unemployment rate for May slightly dropped to 16.3 percent as Californians start getting back into the workforce with 141,600 jobs being added. As we work to reopen our state economy, it’s crucial that we all do our part to ensure Californians can get back to work safely. Our economy is built upon the interconnectedness of diverse regional economies and of employers and employees, business owners and workers committed to one another’s well-being. Our individual actions impact the future of both our immediate and neighboring communities which is why wearing a face covering – as prescribed by Governor Newsom – is crucial to our economic recovery and preventing the spread of COVID-19."

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