Do California last-place wage gains signal economic trouble?

The “Looking Glass” ponders economic and real estate trends through two distinct lenses: the optimist’s “glass half-full” and the pessimist’s “glass half-empty.”

Buzz: California added the most workers in a year and was No. 3 in the nation for job growth. But the state also had the smallest wage hikes.

Source: My trusty spreadsheet reviewed the quarterly tally of hiring and pay stats from employer records. This data is far more accurate than the monthly survey data we frequently discuss though these quarterly calculations take time to complete. So, this employment analysis is based on the year ending in March.

Debate: What’s behind the split performance?

Glass half-full

California added the

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