From January 2020 to January 2021, the Tulare County Employment Report showed an increase of 0.1 percent in the unemployment rate and a 6.2 percent decrease in jobs. Additional highlights from the recent report include: 


  • Tulare County's unemployment rate was 11.3 percent in January 2021, slightly higher than the revised year-ago estimate of 11.2 percent. 
  • Year over year, employment decreased by 9,000 and the labor force decreased by 9,800.
  • For the past nine months, the unemployment rate in Tulare County has been lower than the unemployment rate in Los Angeles County; this has not occurred in any time for which data is available, going back to 1990.
  • Due to annual benchmark revisions of the Labor Force and Industry Employment data, there was a sharp change in last year's Farm employment estimates.
Employment in Tulare County vs. California  
HOW DOES TULARE COUNTY'S EMPLOYMENT RATE CHANGE OVER TIME?
The California Employment Development Department (EDD) reported a 0.1 percent increase in Tulare County's unemployment rate from a revised 11.2 percent in January 2020 to 11.3 percent in January 2021. 

The month-over-month unemployment rate decreased by 0.2 percent, from a revised 11.5 percent in December 2020 to 11.3 percent in January 2021. 
2020 Tulare County Industry Employment Revisions | Farm
HOW PREVIOUS FARM EMPLOYMENT REPORTS COMPARE TO THE ANNUAL REVISIONS
Due to annual benchmark revisions of the Labor Force and Industry Employment data, there was a sharp change in last year's Farm employment estimates. Whereas previous reports indicated nine straight months with year-over job losses of 5,000 or more, the revised data suggests that Farm employment in 2020 closely resembled previous years' data.
Gains + Losses | The Number of Jobs in Tulare County
HOW MANY JOBS HAVE COME AND GONE IN THE LAST YEAR & THE LAST MONTH?
YEAR OVER YEAR | A COMPARISON
From January 2020 to January 2021, Educational & Health Services showed the greatest numerical gain with an increase of 200 jobs, while Wholesale Trade showed the greatest percent gain with job growth of 2.3 percent. Food Services & Drinking Places showed the greatest numerical decline with a loss of 2,600 jobs, while Accommodation showed the greatest percent decline with a job loss of 62.5 percent.
MONTH OVER MONTH | A COMPARISON
From December 2020 to January 2021, Farm showed the greatest month-over numerical gain with an increase of 1,800 jobs, while Arts, Entertainment & Recreation showed the greatest percent gain with an increase of 33.3 percent. Retail Trade showed the greatest numerical decline with a loss of 700 jobs, while Federal Government showed the greatest percent decline with a loss of 11.1 percent.   
The employment data referenced in this newsletter is provided by the Employment Development Department of California.  
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