San Luis Obispo County Profile


 
About this area:
San Luis Obispo County is located on California’s central coast. The county is bordered on the north by Monterey, on the east by Kern and to the south by Santa Barbara. San Luis Obispo has several tourist attractions and recreational areas, including Hearst Castle in San Simeon, visited by more than 70,000 people annually.
EMPLOYMENT AND WAGES
Unemployment Rate and Labor Force (Not Seasonally Adjusted)[Top]
Area
Year
Time Period
Labor Force
No. of
Employed
No. of
Unemployed
Unemployment Rate
San Luis Obispo County 2020Dec131,700122,8008,9006.7
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Employment by Industry (Not Seasonally Adjusted)[Top]
Year
Time Period
CES
Industry Title
No. of
Employed
2020DecTotal Wage and Salary110,400
2020DecTotal Nonfarm106,200
2020DecService Providing92,100
2020DecTotal Private84,700
2020DecPrivate Service Providing70,600
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Occupations with Fastest Job Growth (% change)[Top]
OccupationEstimated Year -
Projected Year
Employment
Employment Change
Estimated ProjectedNumberPercent
Photographers2016 - 2026306030100.0
Sewing Machine Operators2016 - 20261001808080.0
Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs2016 - 20261001808080.0
Physician Assistants2016 - 2026701104057.1
Dietitians and Nutritionists2016 - 202640602050.0
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Projections of Employment by Industry
 
High Wage Occupations[Top]
OccupationYearTime PeriodHourly
Mean
Hourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
Psychiatrists20201st Qtr$124.16$0.00$0.00$0.00
Physicians, All Other; Ophthalmologists, Except Pediatric*20201st Qtr$119.32$0.00$0.00$0.00
Family Medicine Physicians20201st Qtr$116.96$0.00$0.00$0.00
Personal Financial Advisors20201st Qtr$83.88$27.66$0.00$0.00
Architectural and Engineering Managers20201st Qtr$78.47$60.70$0.00$0.00
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Data for San Luis Obispo County is not available. Data for San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grand has been displayed for High Wage Occupations
 

ECONOMIC INDICATORS
Building Permits (US Census Bureau)[Top]
Type of Permit
Year
Time Period
No. of Permits
Total Costs
Multi-Family 2019Annual414$47,814,414
Single Family 2019Annual680$190,345,264
Total all types construction permits 2019Annual1,094$238,159,678
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Consumer Price Index (US BLS & Calif. DIR)[Top]
AreaConsumer Price Index % Change
Time Period2019Time Period2018
United States Annual255.7Annual251.11.8
California Annual280.6Annual272.53.0
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Data for San Luis Obispo County is not available. Data for California has been displayed for Consumer Price Index (US BLS & Calif. DIR)
 
Median Price of Existing Homes Sold[Top]
Year
Time Period
Type
Median Price
2019AnnualMedian Price of Homes Sold$627,909
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State Revenues by Source[Top]
Tax Type Description
Year
Time Period
Tax Revenue
Alcoholic Beverage Taxes and Fees 2018Annual$377,662
Bank and Corporation (Income) Taxes 2018Annual$14,062,543
Cigarette Tax 2018Annual$2,077,224
Horse Racing (Parimutuel) License Fees 2018Annual$15,490
Estate, Inheritance and Gift Taxes 2018Annual$0
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Taxable Sales (Calif. Board of Equalization)[Top]
Year
Time Period
Sales Type Description
Sales
2019AnnualRetail $5,501,293,516
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POPULATION AND CENSUS DATA
Population[Top]
Area
Year
Time Period
Source
Population
San Luis Obispo County 2018AnnualCalifornia Dept of Finance279,321
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Measures of Income[Top]
Income Type
Year
Time Period
Income
Population
Per Capita Personal Income - BEA2018Annual$58,491279,321
Total Personal Income - BEA2018Annual$16,612,046279,321
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County-to-County Commute Patterns (US Census Bureau)[Top]
Year
Time Period
Area of Residence
Area of WorkPlace
Number of Workers
2015CensusSan Luis Obispo County , CASan Luis Obispo County , CA110,495
2015CensusSan Luis Obispo County , CASanta Barbara County , CA8,437
2015CensusSanta Barbara County , CASan Luis Obispo County , CA7,730
2015CensusSan Luis Obispo County , CAMonterey County , CA1,567
2015CensusSan Luis Obispo County , CAKern County , CA792
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JOB OPENINGS & TRAINING PROVIDERS
Job Openings from JobCentral National Labor Exchange[Top]
 
Job Openings

Training Providers in Area[Top]
Provider Name
Provider Type
Location
California State Polytechnic UniversityUniversity or College (four-year school)San Luis Obispo,CA
Atascadero Adult SchoolSchools with Occupational Programs (ROP)Atascadero,CA
San Luis Obispo Beauty CollegeApprenticeship, Business, Career, & Tech SchoolsSan Luis Obisp,CA
Coast Union High/Regional Occupational ProgramSchools with Occupational Programs (ROP)Cambria,CA
Lucia Mar Unified Adult EducationSchools with Occupational Programs (ROP)Arroyo Grande,CA
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