Employment2018-12-13T22:11:39+00:00

Employment

Employment is a critical measure of an economy’s health. Data on jobs is among the first economic data that is reported, especially at the local level, and thus provides insight into trends. The levels of employment by industry are an important indicator of the structure of a local economy and also provide insight into trends affecting specific sectors/industries. 

Data for this indicator was obtained from the Bureau of Labor Statistic’s Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW). County totals were summed to obtain the NSJV total.

Data for this indicator was obtained from the Bureau of Labor Statistic’s Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) for March 2017 and March 2018. The percent change/growth rate was calculated using those figures.

Data for this indicator was obtained from the Bureau of Labor Statistic’s Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW).

Labor force and employment

Both the number of residents in the labor force and the number of employed residents for each of the NSJV counties was obtained from the California Employment Development Department (EDD). County totals were summed to obtain the NSJV total. 2018 data is from the CBPR California and Metro Forecast.

Unemployment rate

Data for this indicator was obtained from the California Employment Development Department (EDD) as a rate. The number of unemployed residents for each NSJV county was divided by their labor force to derive the unemployment rate for the NSJV. 2018 data is from the CBPR California and Metro Forecast.

Major occupational categories sorted by wage level (2017)

Occupation Mean Wage Employment
Management $105,083 19,690
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical $93,623 27,720
Legal Occupations $84,996 2,280
Architecture and Engineering $83,244 3,240
Computer and Mathematical $74,518 4,030
High Wage (over $70,000 annually) $95,297 56,960
Business and Financial Operations $69,290 14,420
Life, Physical, and Social Science $66,928 3,300
Education, Training, and Library $59,611 39,500
Protective Service $56,280 10,450
Construction and Extraction $52,043 17,230
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair $49,399 19,170
Community and Social Service $48,920 9,180
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media $48,137 3,210
Middle Wage ($40,000 to $70,000 annually) $56,758 116,460
Production $38,117 33,200
Transportation and Material Moving $38,165 53,140
Office and Administrative Support $37,856 72,610
Sales and Related $35,375 47,110
Healthcare Support $34,994 12,510
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance $27,324 12,610
Food Preparation and Service Related $26,615 42,950
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry $26,449 21,960
Personal Care and Service $26,197 23,750
Low Wage (under $40,000 annually) $33,883 319,840

Data for this indicator was obtained from the Bureau of Labor Statistic’s Occupational Employment Statistics (OES). The wage level categories were chosen by CBPR staff. The average wage for each category is a weighted average based on employment levels for each occupation. Total employment and the change in employment are sums of each of the occupations in the three wage categories.

Data for this indicator was obtained from the California Employment Development Department (EDD). Select sectors were combined into supersectors.

Data for this indicator was obtained from the California Employment Development Department (EDD). Select sectors were combined into supersectors.

Data for this indicator was obtained from the Bureau of Labor Statistic’s Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW). County totals were summed to obtain the NSJV total.