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California California became the 31st state admitted into the Union on September 9, 1850. The third-largest state in land area, California covers almost 159,000 square miles, including over 1,200 miles of Pacific coastline. Currently, California has the fifth-largest economy in the world, and is the nation’s number one exporting state.
Monterey County Monterey County is situated along almost 100 miles of Pacific Ocean coastline. It is bordered on the inland sides by Santa Cruz County to the north, San Benito, Fresno, and Kings counties to the east, and San Luis Obispo County to the south. The county is comprised of two distinct sub-regions: the Monterey Peninsula, and the Salinas River Valley, which runs almost the entire length of the county.
Santa Cruz County 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)
 
Unemployment Rate and Labor Force (Not Seasonally Adjusted)[Top]
AreaYearPeriodLabor ForceNo. of EmployedUnemploymentUnemployment Rate %
California 2019Mar19,512,60018,611,000901,5004.6
Monterey County 2019Mar222,000199,40022,50010.1
Santa Cruz County 2019Mar143,600133,6009,9006.9
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Employment by Industry (Not Seasonally Adjusted)
 
Employment by Industry (Not Seasonally Adjusted) for California [Top]
CES IndustryYearPeriodNo. of EmployedNo. of Production
Workers
Avg Weekly
Earnings
Total Wage and Salary2019Mar17,685,1000$0.0
Total Nonfarm2019Mar17,313,9000$0.0
Service Providing2019Mar15,107,1000$0.0
Total Private2019Mar14,663,9000$0.0
Private Service Providing2019Mar12,457,1000$0.0
 
Employment by Industry (Not Seasonally Adjusted) for Monterey County [Top]
CES IndustryYearPeriodNo. of EmployedNo. of Production
Workers
Avg Weekly
Earnings
Total Wage and Salary2019Mar185,2000$0.0
Total Nonfarm2019Mar145,1000$0.0
Service Providing2019Mar132,7000$0.0
Total Private2019Mar109,9000$0.0
Private Service Providing2019Mar97,5000$0.0
 
Employment by Industry (Not Seasonally Adjusted) for Santa Cruz County [Top]
CES IndustryYearPeriodNo. of EmployedNo. of Production
Workers
Avg Weekly
Earnings
Total Wage and Salary2019Mar108,4000$0.0
Total Nonfarm2019Mar103,7000$0.0
Service Providing2019Mar91,8000$0.0
Total Private2019Mar80,5000$0.0
Private Service Providing2019Mar68,6000$0.0

Occupations with Fastest Job Growth (% change)
 
Occupations with Fastest Job Growth (% change) for California [Top]
OccupationEstimated Year - Projected YearEmploymentEmployment Change
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
Solar Photovoltaic Installers2016 - 20264,90011,3006,400130.6
Home Health Aides2016 - 202626,60037,50010,90041.0
Software Developers, Applications2016 - 2026134,200188,00053,80040.1
Personal Care Aides2016 - 2026622,000870,000248,00039.9
Nurse Practitioners2016 - 202613,10017,7004,60035.1
 
Occupations with Fastest Job Growth (% change) for Monterey County [Top]
OccupationEstimated Year - Projected YearEmploymentEmployment Change
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
Helpers, Brickmasons and Tile Setters2014 - 202450904080.0
Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs2014 - 202421035014066.7
Physical Therapist Aides2014 - 2024801305062.5
Physician Assistants2014 - 20241101807063.6
Roofers2014 - 20241902809047.4
 
Occupations with Fastest Job Growth (% change) for Santa Cruz County [Top]
OccupationEstimated Year - Projected YearEmploymentEmployment Change
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
Microbiologists2014 - 2024306030100.0
Floral Designers2014 - 2024408040100.0
Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs2014 - 20249018090100.0
Paving, Surfacing, and Tamping Equipment Operators2014 - 2024110220110100.0
Teachers and Instructors, All Other, Except Substitue Teachers2014 - 202428052024085.7

Industry Employment Projections
 
 
Data for Monterey County Not Available
 
Data for Santa Cruz County Not Available

High Wage Occupations
 
High Wage Occupations for California [Top]
OccupationYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
Anesthesiologists20181st Qtr$138.58$0.00$0.00$0.00
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons20181st Qtr$127.94$0.00$0.00$0.00
Psychiatrists20181st Qtr$126.72$0.00$0.00$0.00
Surgeons20181st Qtr$111.97$79.51$0.00$0.00
Chief Executives20181st Qtr$109.40$70.95$0.00$0.00
High Wage Occupations for Salinas MSA[Top]
OccupationYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
Psychiatrists20181st Qtr$129.47$0.00$0.00$0.00
Dentists, General20181st Qtr$118.49$62.19$0.00$0.00
Family and General Practitioners20181st Qtr$117.43$0.00$0.00$0.00
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other20181st Qtr$113.94$0.00$0.00$0.00
Chief Executives20181st Qtr$110.57$0.00$0.00$0.00
 
Data for Monterey County is not available. Data for Salinas MSA has been displayed
High Wage Occupations for Santa Cruz-Watsonville MSA[Top]
OccupationYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other20181st Qtr$127.99$0.00$0.00$0.00
Pediatricians, General20181st Qtr$116.28$59.29$0.00$0.00
Chief Executives20181st Qtr$93.71$61.93$0.00$0.00
Veterinarians20181st Qtr$76.56$47.29$59.91$0.00
Pharmacists20181st Qtr$75.58$69.64$75.34$0.00
 
Data for Santa Cruz County is not available. Data for Santa Cruz-Watsonville MSA has been displayed

Economic Indicators
Building Permits (US Census Bureau)
 
Multi-Family [Top]
AreaYearPeriodNo. of PermitsTotal Costs
California 2016Annual52,039$8,843,463,000
Monterey County 2016Annual156$23,289,496
Santa Cruz County 2016Annual266$39,562,226
 
Single Family [Top]
AreaYearPeriodNo. of PermitsTotal Costs
California 2016Annual50,311$15,201,727,000
Monterey County 2016Annual471$125,454,189
Santa Cruz County 2016Annual223$44,140,403
 
Total all types construction permits [Top]
AreaYearPeriodNo. of PermitsTotal Costs
California 2016Annual102,350$24,045,190,000
Monterey County 2016Annual627$148,743,685
Santa Cruz County 2016Annual489$83,702,629

Consumer Price Index (US BLS & Calif. DIR)
 
Consumer Price Index (US BLS & Calif. DIR)[Top]
AreaPeriod for 2016CPI for 2016Period for 2015CPI for 2015% Change
California Annual255.3Annual249.62.3
Data for Monterey County is not available. Data for California has been displayed
Data for Santa Cruz County is not available. Data for California has been displayed
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Median Price of Existing Homes Sold
 
Median Price of Homes Sold[Top]
AreaYearPeriodProperty Value
California 2016Annual$502,274
Monterey County 2016Annual$521,000
Santa Cruz County 2016Annual$788,250

State Revenues by Source
 
Alcoholic Beverage Taxes and Fees [Top]
AreaYearPeriodTax Revenue
California 2016Annual$357,000
 
Bank and Corporation (Income) Taxes [Top]
AreaYearPeriodTax Revenue
California 2016Annual$8,682,000
 
Cigarette Tax [Top]
AreaYearPeriodTax Revenue
California 2016Annual$811,518
 
Estate, Inheritance and Gift Taxes [Top]
AreaYearPeriodTax Revenue
California 2016Annual$0
 
Horse Racing (Parimutuel) License Fees [Top]
AreaYearPeriodTax Revenue
California 2016Annual$14,862
 
Insurance Gross Premiums Tax [Top]
AreaYearPeriodTax Revenue
California 2016Annual$2,297,000
 
Misc. Minor Revenues [Top]
AreaYearPeriodTax Revenue
California 2016Annual$17,525,555
 
Motor Vehicle Fuel Tax [Top]
AreaYearPeriodTax Revenue
California 2016Annual$5,544,107
 
Motor Vehicle License (In-lieu) Fees [Top]
AreaYearPeriodTax Revenue
California 2016Annual$2,093,171
 
Motor Vehicle Registration Fees [Top]
AreaYearPeriodTax Revenue
California 2016Annual$4,115,531
 
Personal Income Tax [Top]
AreaYearPeriodTax Revenue
California 2016Annual$71,351,000
 
Retail Sales and Use Taxes [Top]
AreaYearPeriodTax Revenue
California 2016Annual$25,916,852
Data for Monterey County is not available. Data for California has been displayed
Data for Santa Cruz County is not available. Data for California has been displayed

Taxable Sales (Calif. Board of Equalization)
 
Retail [Top]
AreaYearPeriodSales
California 2015Annual$633,941,981,193
Monterey County 2015Annual$6,406,116,656
Santa Cruz County 2015Annual$3,546,783,511

Population and Census Data
Population[Top]
AreaYearPeriodPopulation SourcePopulation
California 2016AnnualCalifornia Dept of Finance39,250,017
Monterey County 2016AnnualCalifornia Dept of Finance435,232
Santa Cruz County 2016AnnualCalifornia Dept of Finance274,673
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Measures of Income
 
Measures of Income[Top]
AreaYearPeriodIncome TypeIncome
California 2015AnnualPer Capita Personal Income - BEA$53,741
California 2015AnnualTotal Personal Income - BEA$2,103,669,473
Monterey County 2015AnnualPer Capita Personal Income - BEA$46,706
Monterey County 2015AnnualTotal Personal Income - BEA$21,623,627
Santa Cruz County 2015AnnualPer Capita Personal Income - BEA$57,257
Santa Cruz County 2015AnnualTotal Personal Income - BEA$15,696,689
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Job Openings & Training Providers
Job Openings from JobCentral National Labor Exchange[Top]
AJB Job Openings
Job Openings for California
Job Openings for Monterey County
Job Openings for Santa Cruz County

Training Providers in Area
 
Training Providers in Area in California [Top]
Provider NameProvider TypeLocation
Vista Adult School/ROPSchools with Occupational Programs (ROP)Vista ,CA
San Francisco Conservatory of MusicSchools with Occupational Programs (ROP)San Francisco ,CA
Filipino-American Employment and TrainingSchools with Occupational Programs (ROP)San Francisco ,CA
Timberline Education Center LLCSchools with Occupational Programs (ROP)Madera ,CA
Executive FlyersSchools with Occupational Programs (ROP)Sacramento ,CA
 
Training Providers in Area in Monterey County [Top]
Provider NameProvider TypeLocation
King City Adult EducationSchools with Occupational Programs (ROP)Greenfield ,CA
Monterey Peninsula Adult EducationSchools with Occupational Programs (ROP)Monterey ,CA
Waynes College of BeautyApprenticeship, Business, Career, & Tech SchoolsSalinas ,CA
Monterey College of LawApprenticeship, Business, Career, & Tech SchoolsSeaside ,CA
Monterey Peninsula CollegeCommunity Colleges (two-year school)Monterey ,CA
 
Training Providers in Area in Santa Cruz County [Top]
Provider NameProvider TypeLocation
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