Job Growth in California Continues the Steady pace No Significant Changes Compared to Last Month

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A University of Redlands Institute for Spatial Economic Analysis (ISEA) monthly study finds the overall year-over-year job growth in California continues the steady pace following almost an identical geographic pattern of job growth in December 2015 as compared to the previous month. Most regions in Northern California show moderate job increases with 1% to 3% job growth rate. Rapid growth at a more than 5% rate remains in the San Jose and San Francisco area.Oakland, Santa Cruz, and Merced are still shedding jobs in December 2015. Most areas inSouthern California show moderate job increases, with a few locations in the Inland Empireshowing more than 5% job increases. Small pockets in Westmont, Lakewood, a small area north to Long Beach, and a small pocket north of downtown San Diego still show negative job growth. In addition, Thermal in the Inland Empire and Rancho Santa Fe in San Diego County have started shedding jobs this month. The comparative pattern of regional job growth has been almost constant for the entire last year, as can be observed in the ISEA employment animation for California on the ISEA YouTube channel athttps://www.youtube.com/user/ISEAatRedlands.

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METHODOLOGY

The researchers combined today’s data release on employment by industry from the California Employment Development Department with business pattern data by zip code and industry from the U.S. Census Bureau to arrive at their projected values. The researchers point out that, given the data available to them, their projected values are only rough approximations of the true values, and that accuracy is higher for counties with larger populations. Despite those shortcomings, the observed patterns should still be helpful for decision makers in politics, businesses and organizations to determine where to best direct their efforts.

About the University of Redlands Institute for Spatial Economic Analysis (ISEA)

The Institute for Spatial Economic Analysis (ISEA) serves regional, national and global business and government leaders in their needs to better understand how socio-economic phenomena affect their communities.  A division of the University of Redlands School of Business, ISEA publishes ongoing, timely reports covering retail, employment, housing, logistics and other special topics. A key distinction of the Institute is its ability to illustrate economic trends and patterns through the use of geo-spatial mapping techniques. In addition, ISEA’s ability to provide Zip code level analysis for many of its reports provides unprecedented detail.  Current ISEA economic data and interactive maps may be found at http://isea.redlands.edu/.

Additional Maps

California Annual Change in Employment, Dec 2014 – Dec 2015

California Monthly Change in Employment, Nov 2015 – Dec 2015

Southern California Monthly Change in Employment, Nov 2015 – Dec 2015

Northern California Annual Change in Employment, Dec 2014 – Dec 2015

Northern California Monthly Change in Employment, Nov 2015 – Dec 2015

Inland Empire Annual Change in Employment, Dec 2014 – Dec 2015

Los Angeles County Annual Change in Employment, Dec 2014 – Dec 2015

Orange County Annual Change in Employment, Dec 2014 – Dec 2015

San Diego County Annual Change in Employment, Dec 2014 – Dec 2015

Contact

Author: Bing Bai, Ph.D.
Faculty Fellow at the Institute for Spatial Economic Analysis,
University of Redlands, School of Business

Contact: Johannes Moenius, Ph.D., isea@redlands.edu, 909-557-8161
Director, Institute for Spatial Economic Analysis,
University of Redlands, School of Business

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