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The state of California is located on the West Coast of the United States, covering an area of 163,696 square miles. It is the 3rd largest state in terms of land area, and with more than 36,553,215 residents, California is the most populous state in the US. In fact, it has 8 of the top 50 most populous cities in the US - Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco, Fresno, Long Beach, Sacramento, and Oakland.
According to 2005 estimates, women made up 50.1% of the population and 10.7% constituted people over the age of 65. 76.8% of the population over the age of 25 earned high school diplomas, while 26.6% have a bachelor’s degree.
California has a number of significant economic regions. The California Central Valley is the agricultural hub of the state, leading the nation in production of vegetables and fruits. Though agriculture has been the major productive economy in the history of California, it is gradually making way for industry. Silicon Valley is an important economic region in this respect as it the center of large-scale production of computer software and semiconductors. Hollywood and Burbank are the major centers for the entertainment industries. There are also distinct wine producing regions such as the Napa Valley, Southern California's Santa Barbara, Sonoma Valley, and Paso Robles areas. Tourism continues to be an important contributor to the economy as well.
Data from 2004 indicates that approximately 841,774 private non-farm establishments existed in California, and 13,264,918 people were employed in these organizations. The civilian workforce of California totaled 18,531.1 thousand people in January 2009, with the unemployment rate reaching 10.1%. The major sectors in the non-farm labor market are Trade, Transportation, and Utilities (18%), Professional & Business Services (15%), Education & Health Services (12%), Leisure & Hospitality (10%), and Government (17%).
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