Employment by Industry Data

The table below provides links to current and historical employment data for California, counties and Metropolitan Areas. The current and historical data files are updated on a monthly basis. (Release Schedule) The data are available through September 2014.

To select industry data for selected industries for all geographic areas, use the Industry Employment Data Search Tool

Geography Current
Month Employment
(Press Release)
Historical
Monthly Data
(Excel)
Historical Annual
Average Data
(Excel)
All Areas (compressed, .zip files) Current Month (PDF)
Current Month (Excel)
1990-1999
2000-current
All Areas
Seasonally Adjusted (Definition)
California
Table & Narrative 1990-1999
2000-current
Not Applicable
Selected MSAs Not Applicable 1990-1999
2000-current
Not Applicable
Not Seasonally Adjusted
California Table & Narrative 1990-1999
2000-current
1990-2013
Alameda County (part of Oakland-Fremont-Hayward MD) Current Month (MD) 1990-1999 (Cnty)
2000-2013 (Cnty)
1990-1999 (MD)
2000-current (MD)
1990-2013 (Cnty)
1990-2013 (MD)
Alpine County Current Month 1990-1999
2000-current
1990-2013
Amador County Current Month 1990-1999
2000-current
1990-2013
Butte County (Chico MSA) Current Month 1990-1999
2000-current
1990-2013
Calaveras County Current Month 1990-1999
2000-current
1990-2013
Colusa County Current Month 1990-1999
2000-current
1990-2013
Contra Costa County (part of Oakland-Fremont-Hayward MD) Current Month (MD) 1990-1999 (Cnty)
2000-2013 (Cnty)
1990-1999 (MD)
2000-current (MD)
1990-2013 (Cnty)
1990-2013 (MD)
Geography Current
Month Employment
(Press Release)
Historical
Monthly Data
(Excel)
Historical Annual
Average Data
(Excel)
Del Norte County Current Month 1990-1999
2000-current
1990-2013
El Dorado County (part of Sacramento-Arden Arcade-Roseville MSA) Current Month (MSA) 1990-1999 (Cnty)
2000-2013 (Cnty)
1990-1999 (MSA)
2000-current (MSA)
1990-2013 (Cnty)
1990-2013 (MSA)
Fresno County (Fresno MSA) Current Month 1990-1999
2000-current
1990-2013
Glenn County Current Month 1990-1999
2000-current
1990-2013
Humboldt County Current Month 1990-1999
2000-current
1990-2013
Imperial County (El Centro MSA) Current Month 1990-1999
2000-current
1990-2013
Inyo County Current Month 1990-1999
2000-current
1990-2013
Kern County (Bakersfield-Delano MSA) Current Month 1990-1999
2000-current
1990-2013
Kings County (Hanford-Corcoran MSA) Current Month 1990-1999
2000-current
1990-2013
Lake County Current Month 1990-1999
2000-current
1990-2013
Geography Current
Month Employment
(Press Release)
Historical
Monthly Data
(Excel)
Historical Annual
Average Data
(Excel)
Lassen County Current Month 1990-1999
2000-current
1990-2013
Los Angeles County (Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale MD)
Current Month 1990-1999
2000-current
1990-2013
Madera County (Madera-Chowchilla MSA) Current Month 1990-1999
2000-current
1990-2013
Marin County (part of San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City MD) Current Month (MD) 1990-1999 (Cnty)
2000-2013 (Cnty)
1990-1999 (MD)
2000-current (MD)
1990-2013 (Cnty)
1990-2013 (MD)
Mariposa County Current Month 1990-1999
2000-current
1990-2013
Mendocino County Current Month 1990-1999
2000-current
1990-2013
Merced County (Merced MSA) Current Month 1990-1999
2000-current
1990-2013
Modoc County Current Month 1990-1999
2000-current
1990-2013
Mono County Current Month 1990-1999
2000-current
1990-2013
Monterey County (Salinas MSA) Current Month 1990-1999
2000-current
1990-2013
Geography Current
Month Employment
(Press Release)
Historical
Monthly Data
(Excel)
Historical Annual
Average Data
(Excel)
Napa County (Napa MSA) Current Month 1990-1999
2000-current
1990-2013
Nevada County Current Month 1990-1999
2000-current
1990-2013
Orange County (Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine MD) Current Month 1990-1999
2000-current
1990-2013
Placer County (part of Sacramento-Arden Arcade-Roseville MSA) Current Month (MSA) 1990-1999 (Cnty)
2000-2013 (Cnty)
1990-1999 (MSA)
2000-current (MSA)
1990-2013 (Cnty)
1990-2013 (MSA)
Plumas County Current Month 1990-1999
2000-current
1990-2013
Riverside County (part of Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario MSA) Current Month (MSA) 1990-1999 (Cnty)
2000-2013 (Cnty)
1990-1999 (MSA)
2000-current (MSA)
1990-2013 (Cnty)
1990-2013 (MSA)
Sacramento County (part of Sacramento-Arden Arcade-Roseville MSA) Current Month (MSA) 1990-1999 (Cnty)
2000-2013 (Cnty)
1990-1999 (MSA)
2000-current (MSA)
1990-2013 (Cnty)
1990-2013 (MSA)
San Benito County (part of San Jose-Santa Clara-Sunnyvale MSA) Current Month (MSA) 1990-1999 (Cnty)
2000-2013 (Cnty)
1990-1999 (MSA)
2000-current (MSA)
1990-2013 (Cnty)
1990-2013 (MSA)
San Bernardino County (part of Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario MSA) Current Month (MSA) 1990-1999 (Cnty)
2000-2013 (Cnty)
1990-1999 (MSA)
2000-current (MSA)
1990-2013 (Cnty)
1990-2013 (MSA)
San Diego County (San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos MSA) Current Month 1990-1999
2000-current
1990-2013
Geography Current
Month Employment
(Press Release)
Historical
Monthly Data
(Excel)
Historical Annual
Average Data
(Excel)
San Francisco County (part of San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City MD) Current Month (MD) 1990-1999 (Cnty)
2000-2013 (Cnty)
1990-1999 (MD)
2000-current (MD)
1990-2013 (Cnty)
1990-2013 (MD)
San Joaquin County (Stockton MSA) Current Month 1990-1999
2000-current
1990-2013
San Luis Obispo County (San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles MSA) Current Month 1990-1999
2000-current
1990-2013
San Mateo County (part of San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City MD) Current Month (MD) 1990-1999 (Cnty)
2000-2013 (Cnty)
1990-1999 (MD)
2000-current (MD)
1990-2013 (Cnty)
1990-2013 (MD)
Santa Barbara County (Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta MSA) Current Month 1990-1999
2000-current
1990-2013
Santa Clara County (part of San Jose-Santa Clara-Sunnyvale MSA) Current Month (MSA) 1990-1999 (Cnty)
2000-2013 (Cnty)
1990-1999 (MSA)
2000-current (MSA)
1990-2013 (Cnty)
1990-2013 (MSA)
Santa Cruz County (Santa Cruz-Watsonville MSA) Current Month 1990-1999
2000-current
1990-2013
Shasta County (Redding MSA) Current Month 1990-1999
2000-current
1990-2013
Sierra County Current Month 1990-1999
2000-current
1990-2013
Siskiyou County Current Month 1990-1999
2000-current
1990-2013
Geography Current
Month Employment
(Press Release)
Historical
Monthly Data
(Excel)
Historical Annual
Average Data
(Excel)
Solano County (Vallejo-Fairfield MSA) Current Month 1990-1999
2000-current
1990-2013
Sonoma County (Santa Rosa-Petaluma MSA) Current Month 1990-1999
2000-current
1990-2013
Stanislaus County (Modesto MSA) Current Month 1990-1999
2000-current
1990-2013
Sutter County (part of Yuba City MSA) Current Month (MSA) 1990-1999 (Cnty)
2000-2013 (Cnty)
1990-1999 (MSA)
2000-current (MSA)
1990-2013 (Cnty)
1990-2013 (MSA)
Tehama County Current Month 1990-1999
2000-current
1990-2013
Trinity County Current Month 1990-1999
2000-current
1990-2013
Tulare County (Visalia-Porterville MSA) Current Month 1990-1999
2000-current
1990-2013
Tuolumne County Current Month 1990-1999
2000-current
1990-2013
Ventura County (Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura MSA) Current Month 1990-1999
2000-current
1990-2013
Yolo County (part of Sacramento-Arden Arcade-Roseville MSA) Current Month (MSA) 1990-1999 (Cnty)
2000-2013 (Cnty)
1990-1999 (MSA)
2000-current (MSA)
1990-2013 (Cnty)
1990-2013 (MSA)
Yuba County (part of Yuba City MSA) Current Month (MSA) 1990-1999 (Cnty)
2000-2013 (Cnty)
1990-1999 (MSA)
2000-current (MSA)
1990-2013 (Cnty)
1990-2013 (MSA)

Cnty = County
MD = Metropolitan Division
MSA = Metropolitan Statistical Area

Description of Data Files

Current Month Employment:

  • A descriptive analysis or "press release narrative" for the current month. These narratives are available for major MSA or MD only.
  • Employment data by industry (based on the North American Industry Classification System or NAICS). Compares the current month with the previous two months and the corresponding month one year ago. Note: the table may be for the single county or for the multi–county MSA or MD which contains the county, not the individual county. See the Employment by Industry Method for more information on how these data are developed.

Historical Employment Data:

  • NOTE: The "Total, All Industries" data shown under "Employment by Industry" are NOT directly comparable to the "Employment" data found in the "Labor Force" data. See the explanation of the difference for more information. A complete description of the Methods for Labor Force Estimates is also available.
  • Monthly Data: Monthly employment data by industry (based on the North American Industry Classification System or NAICS). Data covers the time period shown. Note: "(MSA)" or "(MD)" indicates the data are for a multi-county MSA or MD only, not the individual county. Data are provided in an Excel format. See the Employment by Industry Method for more information on how these data are developed.
  • Annual Average: Annual average employment data by industry (based on the North American Industry Classification System or NAICS). Data covers the time period shown. Note: "(MSA)" or "(MD)" indicates the data are for a multi-county MSA or MD, not the individual county. Seasonally adjusted data are available for California only. Data are provided in an Excel format. See the Employment by Industry Method for more information on how these data are developed.

Additional Resources:

How are these estimates developed?
Reliability of State and Area Estimates (Bureau of Labor Statistics Web site)
What is a "Benchmark"?
Hours & Earnings Data
Information on the North American Industry Classification System
Projections of Employment by Industry Data
Size of Business Data