LA skyline by Nserrano - CC licenseA hiring surge led by California’s hallmark industries — high tech, movies and tourism — generated nearly 100,000 net new jobs in February and offered the strongest sign yet that the state economy is on the mend.

The 96,500-job jump was the biggest monthly increase since the current record system began in 1990, state officials said. California had added a paltry 700 jobs in January.

“California has finally joined the parade of economic recovery,” an economist at Cal State says.

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