Sample 1 - State of California

Santa Cruz County Profile


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About this area:
Santa Cruz is located along the north side of Monterey Bay on the central coast of California. Surrounding counties include San Mateo to the north, Santa Clara to the east, and Monterey to the south. Mild weather, natural beauty, a major university, and proximity to the Silicon Valley contribute to the economic opportunities as well as the quality of life in the county. With an abundance of coastline, accessible beaches, and nearby mountains, Santa Cruz County is a popular vacation and recreation area.
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
Santa Cruz County 2014Dec150,000137,60012,4008.3
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Employment by Industry (Not Seasonally Adjusted)[Top]
Year
Time Period
CES
Industry Title
No. of
Employed
2014DecTotal Wage and Salary101,800
2014DecTotal Nonfarm96,600
2014DecService Providing87,200
2014DecTotal Private74,300
2014DecPrivate Service Providing64,900
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Occupations with Fastest Job Growth (% change)[Top]
OccupationEstimated Year -
Projected Year
Employment
Employment Change
Estimated ProjectedNumberPercent
Personal Care Aides2010 - 20201,6803,0901,41083.9
Helpers, Carpenters2010 - 2020701205071.4
Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners*2010 - 202050803060.0
Occupational/Physical Therapist Assistants/Aides2010 - 202050803060.0
Home Health Aides2010 - 202064099035054.7
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Projections of Employment by Industry
 
High Wage Occupations[Top]
OccupationYearTime PeriodHourly
Mean
Hourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
Dentists, General20141st Qtr$86.65$41.39$0.00$0.00
Pediatricians, General20141st Qtr$84.78$63.71$72.16$0.00
Chief Executives20141st Qtr$84.30$59.01$79.30$0.00
Architectural and Engineering Managers20141st Qtr$80.05$55.99$72.96$0.00
Lawyers20141st Qtr$77.99$52.89$67.90$0.00
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Data for Santa Cruz County is not available. Data for Santa Cruz-Watsonville MSA 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 2013Annual26$6,523,491
Single Family 2013Annual81$23,913,167
Total all types construction permits 2013Annual107$30,436,658
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Consumer Price Index (US BLS & Calif. DIR)[Top]
AreaConsumer Price Index % Change
Time Period2013Time Period2012
United States Annual233.0Annual229.61.5
California Annual241.6Annual238.21.5
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Data for Santa Cruz County is not available. Data for California has been displayed for Consumer Price Index (US BLS & Calif. DIR)
 
Median Price of Existing Homes Sold (DQnews)[Top]
Year
Time Period
Type
Median Price
2014NovMedian Price of Homes Sold$559,000
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State Revenues by Source[Top]
Tax Type Description
Year
Time Period
Tax Revenue
Alcoholic Beverage Taxes and Fees 2012Annual$357,000,000
Bank and Corporation (Income) Taxes 2012Annual$7,462,000,000
Cigarette Tax 2012Annual$868,703,000
Horse Racing (Parimutuel) License Fees 2012Annual$14,088,000
Estate, Inheritance and Gift Taxes 2012Annual$0
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Taxable Sales (Calif. Board of Equalization)[Top]
Year
Time Period
Sales Type Description
Sales
2013AnnualRetail $864,100
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POPULATION AND CENSUS DATA
Population[Top]
Area
Year
Time Period
Source
Population
Santa Cruz County 2014AnnualCalifornia Dept of Finance271,857
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Measures of Income[Top]
Income Type
Year
Time Period
Income
Population
Per Capita Personal Income - BEA2013Annual$54,970269,419
Total Personal Income - BEA2013Annual$14,809,976269,419
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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
2000CensusSanta Cruz County , CASanta Cruz County , CA93,084
2000CensusSanta Cruz County , CASanta Clara County , CA21,540
2000CensusMonterey County , CASanta Cruz County , CA7,601
2000CensusSanta Cruz County , CAMonterey County , CA5,164
2000CensusSanta Clara County , CASanta Cruz County , CA3,463
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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
Western SeminaryOther (incl. religious schools and seminaries)Los Gatos,CA
Watsonville - Aptos Adult SchoolSchools with Occupational Programs (ROP)Watsonville,CA
Cabrillo CollegeCommunity Colleges (two-year school)Aptos,CA
Santa Cruz County Regional Occupational ProgramSchools with Occupational Programs (ROP)Capitola,CA
University of California, Santa CruzUniversity or College (four-year school)Santa Cruz,CA
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