Alpine County, California

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This page contains current and historical labor market information for Alpine County, California. Alpine County is part of the Sacramento Economic Market. Questions about these data and the local area economy should be directed to the Local Labor Market Consultant assigned to this area.

Alpine County Profile

Alpine County measures approximately 743 square miles. The state of Nevada borders the county to the east; Mono and Tuolumne counties lie to the south; Amador and Calaveras counties border to the west; and El Dorado County meets Alpine’s northern boundary. The main routes in Alpine County are state highways 88, 89, and 4. The county hosts the smallest population of California’s 58 counties, with approximately 1,280 residents in 2004, as estimated by the California Department of Finance. Most of the population is concentrated around a few mountain communities: Markleeville, Woodfords, Bear Valley, and Kirkwood. Residents enjoy a rural lifestyle, with the convenience of several city areas in the neighboring counties. Markleeville is the county seat, and home to many of the county’s offices. Since Alpine County has no incorporated cities, most public services are provided by county departments/agencies. Visit the Alpine County Local Area Profile for more information.

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  • Unemployment Rates and Labor Force

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  • Current Industry Employment Statistics (Industry Employment) Data

The EDD provides an overview of the Industry Employment Data in Alpine County. Use the Industry Employment - Official Monthly Estimates  tool to search for data by industry or geographic area.

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Projections of Employment estimate the changes in industry and occupational employment over time resulting from industry growth, technological change, and other factors. California produces long-term (10 year) projections of employment every 2 years for the State and local areas. Statewide short-term (2 year) projections are revised annually.

Long-Term Occupational Projections

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The Occupational Employment Statistics and Wages (OES) program produces employment and wage estimates for over 800 occupations. These are estimates of the number of people employed in certain occupations and the wages paid to them. The wage data has not been validated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and are not official BLS data series; however, EDD Labor Market Information Division feels that the additional information is useful to users of our wage data.

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The Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) program produces a comprehensive tabulation of employment and wage information for workers covered by California Unemployment Insurance laws. The QCEW program serves as a near census of monthly employment and quarterly wage information at the state and county levels and provides the most detailed industry data available. The QCEW data is usually published six months after the end of the quarter.

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