Northern California and the Inland Empire Lead California Job Growth San Diego and Orange Counties also strong

Jess Chen Analysis, Employment, Income & Wealth

Southern California Annual Change in Employment, Mar 2015 - Mar 2016

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

A University of Redlands Institute for Spatial Economic Analysis (ISEA) monthly study finds year-over-year job growth remains steady throughout most of California in March. Most regions in Northern California and the Inland Empire post strong job growth, including many zip codes with over 5% annual job growth. Most areas in Los Angeles grew by 1-3%, with areas in Orange County and San Diego performing slightly better. El Centro, Sacramento and Madera also posted strong job growth, while some parts of Modesto remained stagnant. The pattern of regional job growth can be seen 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, Mar 2015 - Mar 2016

California Annual Change in Employment, Mar 2015 – Mar 2016


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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

Contact

Author: Jess Chen, Jess_Chen@redlands.edu
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