Job Growth in Southern California Almost Uniform Rapid Job Increases in Inland Empire and Moderate Job Growth in Coastal Areas

Bing Bai Analysis, Employment, Income & Wealth

Job Growth in Southern California Almost Uniform
Southern California Annual Change in Employment, Jan 2015 - Jan 2016

Southern California Annual Change in Employment, Jan 2015 – Jan 2016

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported solid job growth for the United States in the month of February, and a University of Redlands Institute for Spatial Economic Analysis (ISEA) monthly study finds similar job market performance almost everywhere in California in January 2016. Most regions in Northern California still show moderate job increases with a 1% to 3% job growth rate. San Jose and San Francisco areas show almost identical performance as in December 2015, with moderate to fast growth rates ranging from 1% to 5% in January 2016. Oakland and Napa job growth have accelerated slightly. Job growth in Southern California accelerated in most places except in Ventura County. The differences visible in the December data persist, but are less pronounced: job numbers have increased substantially in the Inland Empire with most regions showing more than 5% rapid job growth rate. High growth rates are now more concentrated around San Bernardino city and are slightly slowing in the western part of the Inland Empire. Los Angeles County saw slightly accelerated growth, albeit not uniform. The comparative pattern of regional job growth can be observed in the ISEA employment animation for California on the ISEA YouTube channel at https://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://www.iseapublish.com/map/

Additional Maps

California Annual Change in Employment, Jan 2015 - Jan 2016

California Annual Change in Employment, Jan 2015 – Jan 2016


California Monthly Change in Employment, Dec 2015 - Jan 2016

California Monthly Change in Employment, Dec 2015 – Jan 2016


Northern California Annual Change in Employment, Jan 2015 - Jan 2016

Northern California Annual Change in Employment, Jan 2015 – Jan 2016


Northern California Annual Change in Employment, Jan 2015 - Jan 2016

Northern California Annual Change in Employment, Jan 2015 – Jan 2016


Northern California Monthly Change in Employment, Dec 2015 - Jan 2016

Northern California Monthly Change in Employment, Dec 2015 – Jan 2016


Inland Empire Annual Change in Employment, Jan 2015 - Jan 2016

Inland Empire Annual Change in Employment, Jan 2015 – Jan 2016


Los Angeles County Annual Change in Employment, Jan 2015 - Jan 2016

Los Angeles County Annual Change in Employment, Jan 2015 – Jan 2016


Orange County Annual Change in Employment, Jan 2015 - Jan 2016

Orange County Annual Change in Employment, Jan 2015 – Jan 2016


San Diego County Annual Change in Employment, Jan 2015 - Jan 2016

San Diego County Annual Change in Employment, Jan 2015 – Jan 2016

 

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
Director, Institute for Spatial Economic Analysis,
University of Redlands, School of Business