This graph shows the % change in employment over the previous 12 months from 1991 through November. California is the red line, and the U.S. is the blue line.
A few observations.
1. It is interesting to note how parallel CA has been to the U.S. path during this decade compared to the 1990s.
2. The blue line is now below the red line, as the rest of the U.S. is now losing jobs faster than California. As the state releases new employment figures Friday, it will be interesting to see if this pattern holds.