California has lost 100,000 jobs as the coronavirus pandemic has forced the closure of nonessential businesses.
A new report from the California Employment Development Department shows California's unemployment rate hit 5.3% in March. But the numbers are just a glimpse of what is to come. The job losses are based on a survey taken the week that included March 12.
Most of the state's job losses came after that date. Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a mandatory stay-at-home order on March 19.
California had job losses in six of the state's 11 industry sectors. The biggest losses were in the leisure and hospitality industry.