Contra Costa County, California
This page contains current and historical labor market information for Contra Costa County, California, which, along with Alameda County, is part of the Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley Metropolitan Division. Some data are available only at the Metropolitan Division level. Contra Costa County is part of the San Francisco Bay Area Economic Market. Questions about these data and the local area economy should be directed to the Local Labor Market Consultant assigned to this area.
Contra Costa County Profile
Contra Costa County belongs to one of California’s busiest urban centers—the San Francisco Bay Area. There are nine counties that significantly contribute to the economy of the Bay Area: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma. While there is a tremendous amount of growth and development in Contra Costa County, much of the land is still rural, providing many recreational opportunities. The western and northern area shorelines are highly industrialized, while the interior sections are residential, commercial and light industrial. Visit the Contra County Local Area Profile for more information.
- Oakland–Hayward-Berkeley MD Press Release (PDF)
- Contra Costa County Labor Force Data (Excel)
- Current Month Labor Force Data for Cities and Census Designated Places (Excel)
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
The Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics (OEWS) 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.
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.
For additional information, visit the LMI by Subject webpage.