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California recovers pandemic job losses amid economic woes


              FILE - In this April 17, 2020, photo, Zachary Davis poses for a photo at The Penny Ice Creamery in Santa Cruz, Calif. California has officially recovered all of the 2.7 million jobs it lost at the start of the pandemic. State officials said Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, the state added 56,700 new jobs in October. Davis, who co-owns four ice cream locations and a cafe in the beach town of Santa Cruz, laid off 70 of his 75 employees at the start of the pandemic. Today, they have 85 workers. (AP Photo/Martha Mendoza,File)
            
              FILE - This May 7, 2020, file photo shows a man wearing a mask while walking under a Now Hiring sign at a CVS Pharmacy in San Francisco. California has officially recovered all of the 2.7 million jobs it lost at the start of the pandemic. State officials said Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, the state added 56,700 new jobs in October. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
California recovers pandemic job losses amid economic woes