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December 2016 Metrics

Overview:
  • In November 2016, the Orange County unemployment rate registered a decrease from the previous months’ reading of 4.1 percent to 3.7 percent. Statewide the unemployment rate was 5.3 percent in October 2016 and decreased going into November 2016 to 5.0 percent representing a decrease of 0.3 percentage points month-over-month, and fell by 0.8 percentage points compared to November 2015 unemployment reading. The national unemployment rate was 4.4 percent in November 2016, a drop of 0.3 percentage points over the previous month. This makes Orange County’s unemployment rate 1.3 points below the state rate and 0.7 points below the national rate.
  • The total number of labor force participants in Orange County decreased during November 2016 by 6,100 individuals to a total of 1.636 million participants. Year-over-year improvements have been better, with 38,900 more total employed and only 8,100 less unemployed than in the previous November.
  • The California Employment Indicator Index decreased by 0.5 points from a revised reading of 107.2 in the second quarter of 2016 to 106.7 in the third quarter of 2016.
  • The largest industry employment gains between October 2016 and November 2016 occurred in Trade, Transportation and Utilities (6,700 new hires), Professional and Business Services (2,200 new hires), and Government (2,100 new hires). The largest job losses over the month occurred in Construction which lost 2,100 jobs, Financial Activities which lost 600 jobs, and Educational and Health Services which lost 400 jobs. Since November 2015, the greatest job gains stem from Professional and Business Services with 10,400 new hires, Educational and Health Services with 9,100 new hires and Construction with 5,500 new hires. Job losses over the year occurred in Manufacturing which lost 500 jobs and Financial Activities which contracted by 300 jobs.

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Orange County, California and US Unemployment
Rates, 2008-2016

Three-Year Trend in Orange County, California  Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.  TDD line: (714) 834-7163

This indicator measures the unemployment rate for Orange County, California and the United States over the since January 2007.

Source: Source: California Employment Development Department
http://www.labormarketinfo.edd.ca.gov/
http://www.calmis.ca.gov/file/lfmonth/oran$pds.pdf

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.nr0.htm


Orange County Labor Force and Unemployment Comparisons
California Employment Indicator Index: Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.  TDD line: (714) 834-7163

The full details of Orange County’s unemployment, employment, and labor force totals are detailed in the table below, showing changes since the previous month and since the previous year. The unemployment rate is singled out and compared to other counties and regions.

Source: Chapman University



California Employment Indicator Index
California Employment Indicator Index: Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.  TDD line: (714) 834-7163

This indicator measures Chapman University’s Employment Index Indicator Index. The California Index of Leading Employment Indicator is comprised of variables found to have a significant influence on California’s payroll employment growth. These variables include movements in the lagged values of real GDP, real exports, the S&P 500 and the state’s total construction spending. A weighted average of changes in these variables, based on their relative importance in explaining state employment growth, is used in constructing the index.

Source: Chapman University



Orange County Industry Trends by Month 2010 - 2016
Orange County Industry Trends by Month: Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.  TDD line: (714) 834-7163

The Orange County Industry Trends indicator measuring monthly changes for industries shows the more immediate and recent trends in industry employment for Orange County.

Source: California Employment Development Department
http://www.calmis.ca.gov/file/indhist/oran$hws.xls




Orange County Industry Employment Comparisons
Orange County Industry Trends by Month: Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.  TDD line: (714) 834-7163

This indicator breaks down Orange County’s employment by industry for the current month, comparing changes in employment levels since the previous month and the previous year.

Source: California Employment Development Department



California Employment Indicator Index and Payroll Employment
California Employment Indicator Index and Payroll Employment : Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.  TDD line: (714) 834-7163

This indicator shows the Employment Indicator Index’s relationship with Payroll Employment year over year percentage change. Understanding how the Employment Indicator Index is related to year over year Payroll Employment change demonstrates how adjustments in the Employment Indicator Index predicts upcoming trends in Payroll Employment.

Source: Chapman University
http://www.chapman.edu/images/userImages/cwilliam/Page_4388/CAEmploymentIndicator_2010Q1.pdf




Orange County Annual Industry Trends 1990-2015
Orange County Industry Trends 1990-2009: Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.  TDD line: (714) 834-7163

The Orange County Industry Trends indicator measuring annual changes for industries shows the big-picture long-term trends in industry employment for Orange County.

Source: California Employment Development Department
http://www.calmis.ca.gov/file/indhist/oran$haw.xls




Orange County Population Trends
Orange County Population Trends: Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.  TDD line: (714) 834-7163

This indicator measures current population growth relative to times in the past for Orange County and California. Orange County has shown faster population growth than the State as a whole.

Source: US Census Bureau and California Department of Finance



Online Help-Wanted Ads Posted by Employers
Orange County Population Trends: Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.  TDD line: (714) 834-7163

This measures the number of Help-Wanted advertisements posted online by Orange County employers as measure by the Employment Development Department.

Source: US Census Bureau and California Department of Finance



Temporary Employment: ASA Staffing Index

Orange County Population Trends: Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.  TDD line: (714) 834-7163

The ASA Staffing Index monitors weekly changes in temporary and contract employment for the United States. Surveys are modeled after the quarterly ASA Staffing Employment and Sales Survey, and give an indication of fluxuaitons in temporary employment since June 2006.

Source: American Staffing Association



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