Placer County, California

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This page contains current and historical labor market information for Placer County, California which, along with El DoradoSacramento, and Yolo Counties are part of the Sacramento-Roseville-Arden Arcade Metropolitan Statistical Area.  Some data are available only at the Metropolitan Statistical Area level. Placer 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.

Placer County Profile

Located in northern California, easily accessible on Interstate 80, Placer is one hundred miles northeast of San Francisco. Its eastern border is twenty miles west of Reno. Surrounding counties include Nevada County to the north, Sacramento and El Dorado counties to the south, and Sutter and Yuba counties to the west. The state of Nevada borders Placer County to the east. The geography of the county encompasses the grasslands of Gold Country, the snow-capped Sierra Nevada Mountain Range, and numerous rivers, lakes, state and national parks, and ski resorts.  Visit the Placer County Local Area Profile for more information.

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  • Unemployment Rates and Labor Force

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The EDD provides an overview of the Industry Employment Data in Placer 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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