San Mateo County, California

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This page contains current and historical labor market information for San Mateo County, California, which, along with San Francisco County are part of the San Francisco–Redwood City–South San Francisco Metropolitan Division. Some data are available only at the Metropolitan Division level. San Mateo 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.

San Mateo County Profile

San Mateo County is in the middle of a continuous urban area stretching from San Jose (Santa Clara County) in the south to San Francisco County in the north. San Mateo is one of nine counties which significantly contribute to the economy of the San Francisco Bay Area as an urban center. The other eight counties are Napa, Contra Costa, Santa Clara, San Francisco, Solano, Alameda, Sonoma and Marin. The coastal Santa Cruz Mountain range bisects San Mateo, leaving the western side to more rural uses such as agriculture, game preserve, watershed, parks and undeveloped lands. In contrast, the densely populated eastern half of the county contains most major transportation arteries and facilities, including Interstate 280, Highway 101, the Dumbarton and San Mateo Bridges, San Francisco International Airport and the deepwater port of Redwood City. Visit the San Mateo 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 San Mateo 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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For additional information, visit the LMI by Subject webpage.