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San Luis Obispo County Profile

 
About this area:
San Luis Obispo County is located on California’s central coast. The county is bordered on the north by Monterey, on the east by Kern and to the south by Santa Barbara. San Luis Obispo has several tourist attractions and recreational areas, including Hearst Castle in San Simeon, visited by more than 70,000 people annually.
EMPLOYMENT AND WAGES
Unemployment Rate and Labor Force (Not Seasonally Adjusted)[Top]
Area
Year
Time Period
Labor Force
No. of
Employed
No. of
Unemployed
Unemployment Rate
San Luis Obispo County 2017Oct140,800136,2004,6003.2
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Employment by Industry (Not Seasonally Adjusted)[Top]
Year
Time Period
CES
Industry Title
No. of
Employed
2017OctTotal Wage and Salary121,500
2017OctTotal Nonfarm116,200
2017OctService Providing100,900
2017OctTotal Private92,900
2017OctPrivate Service Providing77,600
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Occupations with Fastest Job Growth (% change)[Top]
OccupationEstimated Year -
Projected Year
Employment
Employment Change
Estimated ProjectedNumberPercent
Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs2014 - 20246013070116.7
Couriers and Messengers2014 - 202490190100111.1
Real Estate Brokers2014 - 20245010050100.0
Brickmasons and Blockmasons2014 - 202430502066.7
Motorcycle Mechanics2014 - 202430502066.7
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Projections of Employment by Industry
 
High Wage Occupations[Top]
OccupationYearTime PeriodHourly
Mean
Hourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
Family and General Practitioners20171st Qtr$127.44$0.00$0.00$0.00
Dentists, General20171st Qtr$120.01$0.00$0.00$0.00
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other20171st Qtr$96.70$75.66$0.00$0.00
Psychiatrists20171st Qtr$91.69$45.12$50.51$0.00
Chief Executives20171st Qtr$76.60$54.38$71.61$0.00
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Data for San Luis Obispo County is not available. Data for San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grand has been displayed for High Wage Occupations
 

ECONOMIC INDICATORS
Building Permits (US Census Bureau)[Top]
Type of Permit
Year
Time Period
No. of Permits
Total Costs
Multi-Family 2016Annual270$34,254,800
Single Family 2016Annual583$194,433,648
Total all types construction permits 2016Annual853$228,688,448
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Consumer Price Index (US BLS & Calif. DIR)[Top]
AreaConsumer Price Index % Change
Time Period2016Time Period2015
United States Annual240.0Annual237.01.3
California Annual255.3Annual249.62.3
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Data for San Luis Obispo County is not available. Data for California has been displayed for Consumer Price Index (US BLS & Calif. DIR)
 
Median Price of Existing Homes Sold[Top]
Year
Time Period
Type
Median Price
2016AnnualMedian Price of Homes Sold$545,000
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State Revenues by Source[Top]
Tax Type Description
Year
Time Period
Tax Revenue
Alcoholic Beverage Taxes and Fees 2016Annual$357,000
Bank and Corporation (Income) Taxes 2016Annual$8,682,000
Cigarette Tax 2016Annual$811,518
Horse Racing (Parimutuel) License Fees 2016Annual$14,862
Estate, Inheritance and Gift Taxes 2016Annual$0
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Taxable Sales (Calif. Board of Equalization)[Top]
Year
Time Period
Sales Type Description
Sales
2015AnnualRetail $4,943,469,264
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POPULATION AND CENSUS DATA
Population[Top]
Area
Year
Time Period
Source
Population
San Luis Obispo County 2016AnnualCalifornia Dept of Finance282,887
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Measures of Income[Top]
Income Type
Year
Time Period
Income
Population
Per Capita Personal Income - BEA2015Annual$49,873281,401
Total Personal Income - BEA2015Annual$14,034,209281,401
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County-to-County Commute Patterns (US Census Bureau)[Top]
Year
Time Period
Area of Residence
Area of WorkPlace
Number of Workers
2010CensusSan Luis Obispo County , CASan Luis Obispo County , CA105,049
2010CensusSan Luis Obispo County , CASanta Barbara County , CA8,244
2010CensusSanta Barbara County , CASan Luis Obispo County , CA7,218
2010CensusSan Luis Obispo County , CAMonterey County , CA1,248
2010CensusSan Luis Obispo County , CALos Angeles County , CA847
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JOB OPENINGS & TRAINING PROVIDERS
Job Openings from JobCentral National Labor Exchange[Top]
 
Job Openings

Training Providers in Area[Top]
Provider Name
Provider Type
Location
California State Polytechnic UniversityUniversity or College (four-year school)San Luis Obispo,CA
Atascadero Adult SchoolSchools with Occupational Programs (ROP)Atascadero,CA
San Luis Obispo Beauty CollegeApprenticeship, Business, Career, & Tech SchoolsSan Luis Obisp,CA
Coast Union High/Regional Occupational ProgramSchools with Occupational Programs (ROP)Cambria,CA
Lucia Mar Unified Adult EducationSchools with Occupational Programs (ROP)Arroyo Grande,CA
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