Compared to October 2015, the October 2016 Tulare County Employment Report shows no increase nor decrease in the unemployment rate and an increase in employment. Additional highlights from the recent report include:
  • Tulare County's unemployment rate was 10.8 percent in October 2016, and unchanged from the year-ago estimate of 10.8 percent. 
     
  • The industries with the largest numerical month-over growth include Local Government (Education), Retail Trade, and Local Government (All Other). Farm experienced the largest month-over numerical decline in jobs.
     
  • Employment increased by 4,500 year over year, but the employment rate remained unchanged.
10 YEAR SCOPE  Employment in Tulare County vs. California 
 HOW DOES TULARE COUNTY's UNEMPLOYMENT RATE COMPARE TO THE STATE's OVER TIME?
 
    

The California Employment Development Department (EDD) reported no change in Tulare County's unemployment rate, from 10.8  percent in October 2015 to 10.8 percent in October 2016. Tulare County typically experiences an average year over year increase of 0.3 percent in the unemployment rate in October.

A 0.6 month over month change in percent was reported, which 
is lower than the 10-year September to October   approximate  average change of 0.7 percent. The October 2016 unemployment rate is down from a recession high of 16.3 percent in October 2010. 
 

The graph below shows trends in the October unemployment rate over the last 10 years.

Gains + Losses  The Number of Jobs in Tulare County
HOW MANY JOBS HAVE COME AND GONE IN THE LAST YEAR & THE LAST MONTH?



   

From October 2015 to October 2016, 
Retail Trade showed the greatest numerical gain, adding 1,100 jobs to the region. Transportation, Warehousing & Utilities showed the largest numerical decline with a loss of 200 jobs, while Durable Goods Manufacturing (Durable Goods) showed the greatest percentage decline with a loss of 3 percent in jobs. Federal Government jobs  increased by 9 percent. Retail Trade and State Government also saw a boost in jobs, with a  6 percent increase.





Local Government (Education) showed the largest month-over numerical and percent employment gain with an increase of 400 jobs and a 3 percent increase, respectively, along with Local Government (All Other). Farm saw the largest month-over numerical decrease of 4,300 jobs, also down 10 percent in jobs moth over month. Arts, Entertainment & Recreation saw the greatest percent decline of 11 percent.


The employment data referenced in this newsletter is provided by the Employment Development Department of California. 

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