Butte County, California
This page contains current and historical labor market information for Butte County, California, which is also known as the Chico Metropolitan Statistical Area. Some data are available only at the Metropolitan Area level. Butte County is part of the Northern Economic Market. Questions about these data and the local area economy should be directed to the Local Labor Market Consultant assigned to this area.
Butte County Profile
Butte County is located in the northern portion of the Sacramento Valley. Surrounding counties include Plumas to the northeast, Tehama to the northwest, and Glenn to the west, with Sutter, Yuba, and Colusa counties bordering to the south. Major transportation routes in the county include highways 99 and 70. Butte County is also home to a municipal airport and two railroad lines, which provide both freight and passenger services.. Visit the Butte County Local Area Profile for more information.
- Chico (MSA) Press Release (PDF)
- Chico (MSA) Labor Force Data (Excel)
- Current Month Labor Force Data for Cities and Census Designated Places (Excel)
Projections of Employment estimate the changes in industry and occupational employment over time resulting from industry growth, technological change, and other factors. California produces long-term (10 year) projections of employment every 2 years for the State and local areas. Statewide short-term (2 year) projections are revised annually.
Long-Term Occupational Projections
The Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics (OEWS) program produces employment and wage estimates for over 800 occupations. These are estimates of the number of people employed in certain occupations and the wages paid to them. The wage data has not been validated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and are not official BLS data series; however, EDD Labor Market Information Division feels that the additional information is useful to users of our wage data.
The Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) program produces a comprehensive tabulation of employment and wage information for workers covered by California Unemployment Insurance laws. The QCEW program serves as a near census of monthly employment and quarterly wage information at the state and county levels and provides the most detailed industry data available. The QCEW data is usually published six months after the end of the quarter.
For additional information, visit the LMI by Subject webpage.