The greater Sacramento area has lost state government jobs at a slower rate than California as a whole, according to a comparison of January payroll data over a two-year span.
The number of state pay warrants issued to employees working in Sacramento, El Dorado, Place and Yolo counties fell about 3.8 percent in January of this year compared the same month in 2010. Statewide the number of warrants fell 5.5 percent.
We made the comparison out of curiousity as we were reporting our Sunday state jobs story, which you can read by clicking here.
Here's the controller's pay data for January 2010, 2011 and 2012 and numbers for the four-county Sacramento region: