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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 2021Dec19,065,80018,105,400960,4005.0
Monterey County 2021Dec208,400193,50014,9007.2
Santa Cruz County 2021Dec131,100124,0007,1005.4
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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 Salary2021Dec17,436,2000$0.0
Total Nonfarm2021Dec17,064,6000$0.0
Service Providing2021Dec14,889,1000$0.0
Total Private2021Dec14,582,5000$0.0
Private Service Providing2021Dec12,407,0000$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 Salary2021Dec182,8000$0.0
Total Nonfarm2021Dec141,0000$0.0
Service Providing2021Dec129,5000$0.0
Total Private2021Dec107,4000$0.0
Private Service Providing2021Dec95,9000$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 Salary2021Dec100,4000$0.0
Total Nonfarm2021Dec94,6000$0.0
Service Providing2021Dec83,2000$0.0
Total Private2021Dec74,0000$0.0
Private Service Providing2021Dec62,6000$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 Installers2018 - 20285,2008,6003,40065.4
Occupational Therapy Assistants2018 - 20282,6003,7001,10042.3
Statisticians2018 - 20285,4007,6002,20040.7
Physician Assistants2018 - 202811,70015,7004,00034.2
Information Security Analysts2018 - 20285,5007,3001,80032.7
 
Occupations with Fastest Job Growth (% change) for Monterey County [Top]
OccupationEstimated Year - Projected YearEmploymentEmployment Change
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
Nurse Practitioners2018 - 20281102009081.8
Medical and Health Services Managers2018 - 202827038011040.7
Physician Assistants2018 - 20281001404040.0
Cooks, Restaurant2018 - 20281,9802,59061030.8
Molders, Shapers, and Casters2018 - 202870902028.6
 
Occupations with Fastest Job Growth (% change) for Santa Cruz County [Top]
OccupationEstimated Year - Projected YearEmploymentEmployment Change
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
Nurse Practitioners2018 - 202860903050.0
Sales and Related Workers, All Other2018 - 2028901304044.4
Personal Financial Advisors2018 - 2028701003042.9
Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists2018 - 2028701003042.9
Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers2018 - 2028701003042.9

Industry Employment Projections
 
Industry Employment Projections for California [Top]
IndustryEmploymentEmployment Change
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
Community Care Facility for the Elderly 69,100111,30042,20061.14.9
Community Care Facility for the Elderly 69,100111,30042,20061.14.9
Continuing Care Retirement Communities 69,100111,30042,20061.14.9
Assisted living facilities for the elderly69,100111,30042,20061.14.9
Management & Technical Consulting Svc 161,300253,90092,60057.44.6
 
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
Psychiatrists20211st Qtr$120.18$0.00$0.00$0.00
Obstetricians and Gynecologists20211st Qtr$115.57$0.00$0.00$0.00
Surgeons, Except Ophthalmologists*20211st Qtr$112.54$58.60$0.00$0.00
Physicians, All Other; Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric*20211st Qtr$110.96$73.63$0.00$0.00
Chief Executives20211st Qtr$106.34$67.02$0.00$0.00
High Wage Occupations for Salinas MSA[Top]
OccupationYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
Physicians, All Other; Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric*20211st Qtr$141.16$0.00$0.00$0.00
Family Medicine Physicians20211st Qtr$140.89$0.00$0.00$0.00
Psychiatrists20211st Qtr$117.44$67.45$0.00$0.00
Architectural and Engineering Managers20211st Qtr$91.44$71.13$0.00$0.00
Dentists, General20211st Qtr$89.01$69.16$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, All Other; Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric*20211st Qtr$139.43$0.00$0.00$0.00
Pediatricians, General20211st Qtr$114.12$0.00$0.00$0.00
Family Medicine Physicians20211st Qtr$112.65$71.16$0.00$0.00
Marketing Managers20211st Qtr$103.65$55.22$0.00$0.00
Obstetricians and Gynecologists20211st Qtr$98.51$71.90$0.00$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 2020Annual43,420$8,330,538,576
Monterey County 2020Annual328$33,967,611
Santa Cruz County 2020Annual14$3,826,405
 
Single Family [Top]
AreaYearPeriodNo. of PermitsTotal Costs
California 2020Annual51,537$14,252,828,191
Monterey County 2020Annual398$94,298,462
Santa Cruz County 2020Annual113$24,546,510
 
Total all types construction permits [Top]
AreaYearPeriodNo. of PermitsTotal Costs
California 2020Annual94,957$22,583,366,767
Monterey County 2020Annual726$128,266,073
Santa Cruz County 2020Annual127$28,372,915

Consumer Price Index (US BLS & Calif. DIR)
 
Consumer Price Index (US BLS & Calif. DIR)[Top]
AreaPeriod for 2020CPI for 2020Period for 2019CPI for 2019% Change
California Annual285.3Annual280.61.7
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Median Price of Existing Homes Sold
 
Median Price of Homes Sold[Top]
AreaYearPeriodProperty Value
California 2020Annual$646,245
Monterey County 2020Annual$744,750
Santa Cruz County 2020Annual$967,250

State Revenues by Source
 
Alcoholic Beverage Taxes and Fees [Top]
AreaYearPeriodTax Revenue
California 2019Annual$382,745
 
Bank and Corporation (Income) Taxes [Top]
AreaYearPeriodTax Revenue
California 2019Annual$14,035,432
 
Cigarette Tax [Top]
AreaYearPeriodTax Revenue
California 2019Annual$1,957,788
 
Estate, Inheritance and Gift Taxes [Top]
AreaYearPeriodTax Revenue
California 2019Annual$0
 
Horse Racing (Parimutuel) License Fees [Top]
AreaYearPeriodTax Revenue
California 2019Annual$16,013
 
Insurance Gross Premiums Tax [Top]
AreaYearPeriodTax Revenue
California 2019Annual$3,127,761
 
Misc. Minor Revenues [Top]
AreaYearPeriodTax Revenue
California 2019Annual$23,822,152
 
Motor Vehicle Fuel Tax [Top]
AreaYearPeriodTax Revenue
California 2019Annual$1,197,663
 
Motor Vehicle License (In-lieu) Fees [Top]
AreaYearPeriodTax Revenue
California 2019Annual$2,804,697
 
Motor Vehicle Registration Fees [Top]
AreaYearPeriodTax Revenue
California 2019Annual$4,586,501
 
Personal Income Tax [Top]
AreaYearPeriodTax Revenue
California 2019Annual$101,878,958
 
Retail Sales and Use Taxes [Top]
AreaYearPeriodTax Revenue
California 2019Annual$37,047,874
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 2020Annual$698,759,225,229
Monterey County 2020Annual$6,871,914,193
Santa Cruz County 2020Annual$3,930,598,420

Population and Census Data
Population[Top]
AreaYearPeriodPopulation SourcePopulation
California 2019AnnualCalifornia Dept of Finance39,761,195
Monterey County 2019AnnualCalifornia Dept of Finance443,397
Santa Cruz County 2019AnnualCalifornia Dept of Finance272,185
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Measures of Income
 
Measures of Income[Top]
AreaYearPeriodIncome TypeIncome
California 2019AnnualPer Capita Personal Income - BEA$66,619
California 2019AnnualTotal Personal Income - BEA$2,632,279,775
Monterey County 2019AnnualPer Capita Personal Income - BEA$59,838
Monterey County 2019AnnualTotal Personal Income - BEA$25,973,189
Santa Cruz County 2019AnnualPer Capita Personal Income - BEA$71,592
Santa Cruz County 2019AnnualTotal Personal Income - BEA$19,559,977
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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