Sierra County, California

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

Sierra County Profile

Divided east to west by the crest of the Sierra Nevada, Sierra County is comprised of two very different regions. The west side, where Highway 49 follows the North Yuba River up into the Lakes Basin area, is mountainous and heavily forested, supporting mining and logging industries. To the east is the Sierra Valley, which contains the communities of Calpine, Sattley, Sierraville, and Loyalton—the county’s only incorporated city. At 5,000 feet in altitude, the Sierra Valley’s wide-open ranchland is home to most of the county’s residents. Sierra is bordered by Plumas and Lassen counties to the north, Nevada County to the south, Yuba County to the west, and the state of Nevada to the east. Visit the Sierra 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 Sierra 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.