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Economic Vitality Final 10-26-11 -   1. Employment & Worker Services

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Economic Vitality Final 10-26-11
1. Employment & Worker Services
2. Economic Growth & Development
3. Economic Foundation
4. Business Relations
Action Plan
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 Employment & Worker Services

1.1 - Total Employment (non-farm) 2,830,100ESDEmployment peaked in 2008 at 2.97 million, but it declined with the recession. Over the past year, there has been a net gain in jobs each month, for a total of about 46,600 net new jobs. The private sector grew, while the public sector lost jobs.
1.2 - Early Workers' Compensation Claim Resolution 44.1%L&IFrom April to June, 44.1% of time-loss workers’ compensation claims were resolved within 6 months, an increase over the past several quarters. L&I is undertaking several major initiatives, including Lean projects, to increase to 50% by mid-2013.
1.3 - Unemployment Insurance Call Wait TimeUnder 7 min.7:16ESDAverage wait time for callers on hold was just over 7 minutes in July. After ESD reduced staff to match declining volume, wait time rose in Jun-Jul, likely a seasonal effect. In Apr-Jun, 83% of virtual hold callbacks were within 3 minutes of the estimate.