State business group sets up data center

08/24/2013 12:00 AM

08/24/2013 8:48 AM

The Sacramento-based California Business Roundtable on Thursday announced the launch of the online California Center for Jobs and the Economy, designed to provide a comprehensive view of the state's employment picture by region as well by demographics and industry sectors.

Data can be accessed at

The website monitors employment, wages and other economic data in specific regions, by counties and by state Senate/Assembly districts. Officials said the goal is to provide diverse job information in a straightforward manner.

"The factual data that the center distributes is going to give California the opportunity to assess a variety of aspects of the jobs environment and the economy, ultimately allowing for further understanding of California's business climate," said Tom Conley, roundtable chairman.

Data are compiled from multiple sources, including the U.S. Census Bureau, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the California Employment Development Department and the California Department of Finance.

The California Business Roundtable is a nonpartisan organization comprising executives of major California employers.

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