Employment

Analysis for California by zip-code and sector

 

Job Growth in California Continues the Steady pace...

Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble: Characteristics of Income Distribution across the United States after the Great Recession...

ZIP-code level analysis reveals where being middle class feels rich or poor – and where in the U.S. it feelsRead More…

The US as a Tale of Two Countries Part II: Where Wealth Meets Income...

Wealth is more unevenly distributed than income. But do the wealthy and high income earners live side by side whileRead More…

California Employment Year in Review: Recovery Broadens, Accelerates...

There is some good news in terms of private sector employment in California: employment growth has accelerated somewhat, is moreRead More…

The US as a Tale of Two Countries: the Rich and the Poor...

ZIP-code level analysis reveals that the rich and the poor rarely live in the same locations Recent discourse about income inequalityRead More…

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Every month, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports employment growth by metropolitan statistical area (MSA). Many MSAs, however, are too large to be viewed as uniform in their economic development or job growth. Our own analysis suggests that many MSAs need to be subdivided in smaller economic agglomerations to yield useful information for small businesses. For example, local retailers often only serve a single zip code. We provide employment data at the zip code level to help them answer questions such as: Which sectors added the most jobs in my zip code? Did all sectors grow or only a few? Our monthly reports and interactive map allow users to navigate the data on their own, exploring the unique questions of their industry and locale. Moreover, our animations highlight these developments over time.