Employment Situation Summary for June, 213,000 New Jobs & Unemployment 4%

Employment Situation Summary for June, 213,000 New Jobs & Unemployment 4%

Washington, DC…Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 213,000 in June, and the unemployment rate rose to 4.0 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Job growth occurred in professional and business services, manufacturing, and health care, while retail trade lost jobs. Household Survey Data. The unemployment rate rose by 0.2 percentage point to […]

Amador-Tuolumne Community Action Agency (ATCAA) Receives Save Mart C.A.R.E.S Grant

Amador-Tuolumne Community Action Agency (ATCAA) Receives Save Mart C.A.R.E.S Grant

Jackson & Sonora, CA….The Save Mart C.A.R.E.S. Foundation Awards $70,000 in Grants in Q2 to Local Non-Profits. One Amador Organization Included. The Save Mart Companies C.A.R.E.S. Foundation is pleased to announce that fourteen organizations throughout California and Northern Nevada received grants. Amador-Tuolumne Community Action Agency $3,500 The Amador-Tuolumne Community Action Agency (ATCAA) helps individuals in […]

RCRC Joins California Delegation at SelectUSA Conference

RCRC Joins California Delegation at SelectUSA Conference

Washington, DC…RCRC partnered with the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (Go-Biz) and other California economic development organizations at the 2018 SelectUSA Investment Summit (Summit) in Washington, D.C. last week. RCRC staff participated in a number of conversations with foreign entities interested in making investments and creating jobs in rural California. More than 3,000 […]

Golf Classic Raises $45,568 for Project HOPE

Golf Classic Raises $45,568 for Project HOPE

Copperopolis, CA…Last week, Adventist Health Sonora’s Foundation held the 22nd annual Golf Classic at Saddle Creek Golf Resort. It was a beautiful day for the 115 golfers who enjoyed 18 holes, lunch and an awards banquet. The tournament and contest winners were: 1st Place Champions/ Score: 51 Team 7A Joe Deleon Mutunga Maithya Axel Gomes […]

Beth Childs/Genna Hurst Scholarship Awarded by Calaveras Community Foundation (CCF)

Beth Childs/Genna Hurst Scholarship Awarded by Calaveras Community Foundation (CCF)

West Point, CA…The Beth E. Childs/Genna Hurst Renewable Scholarship administered by the Calaveras Community Foundation was presented during awards night at Calaveras High School in late May. The 2018 Scholarship Committee selected Corina Mata as the recipient. The Childs/Hurst scholarship is a 4-year $4,000 renewable scholarship awarded annually to a graduating student residing in the […]

Jim Bailey Can Insure Your “Building & Loan” & Help You With Almost Any Insurance Need

Jim Bailey Can Insure Your “Building & Loan” & Help You With Almost Any Insurance Need

Angels Camp, CA…There’s a new insurance option in town – one with a face many in Calaveras County might find familiar. Jim Bailey, a resident of Murphys, California, has taken over the old Angels Camp AAA location at 465 S. Main St in Angels Camp. “AAA made the decision to leave Angels Camp but I […]

New Reports Highlight Continuing Challenges for Social Security and Medicare ~ From Brian J. Tewksbury

New Reports Highlight Continuing Challenges for Social Security and Medicare ~ From Brian J. Tewksbury

Murphys, CA…Most Americans will receive Social Security and Medicare benefits at some point in their lives. For this reason, workers and retirees are concerned about potential program shortfalls that could affect future benefits. Each year, the Trustees of the Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds release lengthy annual reports to Congress that assess the health […]

Federal Reserve Continues Edging Up Interest Rates

Federal Reserve Continues Edging Up Interest Rates

Washington, DC….Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in May indicates that the labor market has continued to strengthen and that economic activity has been rising at a solid rate. Job gains have been strong, on average, in recent months, and the unemployment rate has declined. Recent data suggest that growth of household […]

Tariff Rates Around World Courtesy of the WTO

Tariff Rates Around World Courtesy of the WTO

Arnold, CA…Since Tariffs have become topic du jour recently we thought many of your like us might be interested in seeing the actual tariff levels around the world and what it might take to actually achieve a level playing field. Click on the image below for the WTO’s interactive tool. The WTO The World Trade […]

Dignity Health President and CEO Bob Diehl Issued the Following Statement Regarding Measure A

Dignity Health President and CEO Bob Diehl Issued the Following Statement Regarding Measure A

San Andreas, CA…“The passage of Measure A affirms a new lease between the Mark Twain Health Care District and Mark Twain Medical Center, which will continue to be affiliated with Dignity Health. Dignity Health continues to be proud to serve the residents of Calaveras County, providing high-quality, accessible health care. We want to thank the […]

223,000 New Jobs in May, Unemployment Drops to 3.8%

223,000 New Jobs in May, Unemployment Drops to 3.8%

Washington, DC…Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 223,000 in May, and the unemployment rate edged down to 3.8 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment continued to trend up in several industries, including retail trade, health care, and construction. Household Survey Data The unemployment rate edged down to 3.8 percent in May, […]

Retirement Confidence Improves for Workers, Declines for Retirees in Critical Areas ~ From Brian J. Tewksbury

Retirement Confidence Improves for Workers, Declines for Retirees in Critical Areas  ~ From Brian J. Tewksbury

Murphys, CA…In its 28th annual Retirement Confidence Survey, the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) discovered that 64% of today’s workers feel very or somewhat confident in having enough money to retire comfortably, up from 60% in 2017. And although far more retirees are very confident in their retirement prospects than workers (32% versus 17%, respectively), […]

GDP at 2.2% in Second Estimate from BEA

GDP at 2.2% in Second Estimate from BEA

Washington, DC…National Income and Product Accounts Gross Domestic Product: First Quarter 2018 (Second Estimate) Corporate Profits: First Quarter 2018 (Preliminary Estimate) Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 2.2 percent in the first quarter of 2018 (table 1), according to the “second” estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In […]

CCWD Board Approves Water and Sewer Rate Adjustments

CCWD Board Approves Water and Sewer Rate Adjustments

San Andreas, CA…After holding a public hearing Wednesday May 23, 2018, the Calaveras County Water District Board of Directors voted unanimously to approve a rate plan that will increase water and wastewater rates over the next five years fund a sustainable Operating Budget to provide water and sewer services. About 30 people attended the public […]

Calaveras Tourism Continues to Grow to $193,000,000 in 2017 ~ Calaveras CVB

Calaveras Tourism Continues to Grow to $193,000,000 in 2017 ~ Calaveras CVB

Angels Camp, CA…Calaveras Tourism is an economic heavy hitter. Preliminary data for 2017 shows an increase of 3% from $188.5 million to $193 million in overall tourism spending in Calaveras County. Visitors spent most on food service and food stores combined for a total of $69.3 million (up from $68.5 million in 2016) followed by […]

Calaveras County Financial Leadership Forum is May 23rd

Calaveras County Financial Leadership Forum is May 23rd

Angels Camp, CA…The Calaveras County Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with Quest Capital Strategies, Inc. is pleased to announce the first annual Calaveras County forum on Financial Leadership at the Bret Harte Performing Arts Center, May 23, 2018 from 4:30pm – 8:00pm. This event is designed to educate the public while providing an opportunity to […]

Election Calaveras 2018! Assessor’s Office Candidate Debate, May 3, 2018

Election Calaveras 2018! Assessor’s Office Candidate Debate, May 3, 2018

San Andreas, CA…Election Calaveras 2018! Assessor’s Office Candidate Debate, May 3, 2018. Election Calaveras 2018! Here’s the latest in our PATV Studio debates. This time it’s the candidates for the Assessor’s Office in our Studio. Joel Metzger moderates the discussion between Leslie Davis and Tim Muetterties. Our local PATV Station does a great job with […]

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