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CA Gov. Newsom Disputes Reporting of Fast-Food Jobs



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California Governor Gavin Newsom is disputing a story in the New York Post about fast-food workers in his state. According to the Post, ten-thousand jobs have been cut in the industry since California instituted a 20-dollar-per-hour minimum wage. 

Newsom contends that 45 hundred jobs have been added, citing the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  Newsom called the article “inaccurate,” but he did not provide data to back up his claim.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics does note that California’s five-point-three percent unemployment rate is the highest in the nation and eight-tenths of a percent higher than it was one year ago.