California At a Glance
With over 38,802,500 residents, California is the most populous state in the union by a margin over over ten million. Californians represent a full 12% of the nation’s population, and have the largest amount of House of Representative seats with 53, and the most U.S. presidential electors with 55. The average age of California residents is 35.2, and the median household income in the state is $77,679.
The third largest state in terms of area, California borders Oregon, Nevada, Arizona, and Baja California in Mexico, as well as the Pacific Ocean. Sacramento is the capital, but Los Angeles is the largest city in the state. The Supreme Court of California is located in San Francisco.
California Jobs & Economy
California has a diverse and wide-ranging economy as would be expected in such a large state. Agriculture is the leading industry, and farmworkers and laborers represent the largest share of the workforce. With the film and television industry largely focused in California, actors and media communication workers are also well represented among California’s work force.
California Unemployment Rate
As of January 2015, Arizona’s unemployment rate was 7%, almost a percentage point and a half higher than the national average of 5.6%.