SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California employers added 60,200 jobs in March.
New numbers released Friday show the number of unemployed people in the nation's most populous state dipped below 1 million for the first time since the start of the pandemic.
Despite the strong job growth, experts say a labor shortage is making it difficult for businesses to keep up with strong consumer demand.
California's labor force is made up of people who either have a job or are looking for work.
The labor force has grown in the past year.
But it is still nearly 400,000 people fewer than it was before the pandemic.