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San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metropolitan Area Employment Analysis

( Data Date : January 2017 )

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The Golden State has one of the largest economies in the world. It is also incredibly diverse. Historically, the state has had a large population separated from the industrial heartland of the Eastern U.S.; therefore, it had to develop an economy that was largely self-sustaining. It has the largest agricultural sector in the country, as well as well-known technology and entertainment industries. (Source: California Department of Finance)

 

State/Metropolitan Employment Data:

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metropolitan Area Unemployment Rate Trends (% change)


  • The unemployment rate in the San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metropolitan Area, metro area was 3.8% in January 2017, 0.4% higher than last month, and lower by 0.1% from a year ago.

  • Compared to national and state unemployment rates, the San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metropolitan Area, metro area unemployment rate in January 2017 was lower by 0.9% than the U.S. rate of 4.7%, and lower by 1.7% than the California state unemployment rate of 5.5%.

  • Total employment in the San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metropolitan Area, metro area increased by 3.8% (33444 less persons employed) over the past quarter, and increased by 3.9% ( 16930290 less ) over the past year.

  • The San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metropolitan Area, metro area has an employable civilian labor force (employed + unemployed persons age 16 and older) of 1,054,534 persons.

  • The San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metropolitan Area, metro area labor force shrunk by 1.3% (32533 persons) over the past quarter, and shrunk by 2.7% (35477 persons) over the past year.

  • Current Rate
    Last Year
    Last QTR
    Last Month
    Difference Since Last Quarter
    3.8%
    + 3.9%
    + 3.8%
    - 3.4%
    -33444


    %96.22 of the Total Labor Force is Employed.


    Employment information is based on data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

    Graphs and charts are based on monthly data from 2000 to present (BLS reports monthly data a month to six weeks after the close of each month).

    The data MuniNet Guide uses and presents is seasonally adjusted.