Bay Area, California job gains slow as post-COVID rebound wilts

The pace of job gains in the Bay Area and California continued to slow in April, a sign the economic rebound in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak has begun to wilt, a report released Friday shows.

The Bay Area added 11,500 jobs in April, but those numbers were a dramatic slowdown from the employment gains in both February and March, according to state Employment Development Department figures.

California’s pattern was the same: The state gained 41,400 jobs during April, a considerably smaller upswing than the employment increases in February and March, this news organization’s analysis of the EDD report shows.

“The Bay Area and California appear to be losing

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