Workforce Data

NOVA is your one-stop resource for employment and workforce data for Silicon Valley.

In addition to NOVA’s regular publications, a number of topical data sheets and reports are available here, consolidating data from other sites and making it more relevant and digestible.

Unemployment Data: May 2017

Unemployment Rate

Geographical Region  Current Month   12 Months Prior   Annual Change 
United States 4.1% 4.5% – 0.4
 California 4.2% 4.9%
– 0.7
  Santa Clara County   2.9% 3.4% – 0.5
   NOVA region 
   (San Mateo Co. + northern Santa Clara Co.)
2.4% 2.8%
– 0.4
2.4%
2.7% – 0.3
1.9%
2.2%
– 0.3
2.8%
3.2%
– 0.4
2.2%
2.6%
– 0.4
2.0%
2.3%
– 0.3
2.6%
3.1%
– 0.5
2.6%
3.1%
– 0.5
2.4% 2.7% – 0.3

Click the link in the table above to view more detailed data specific to the geographic region.

Click here to view the source of this information on the California Employment Development Department's data library page.


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Unemployment Rate


2.9%


Santa Clara County's unemployment rate for May 2017
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Commute Inflow


209,000

Number of workers who commute each day into Santa Clara County. (2011)

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Customer Visits

41,707

Number of daily visits by job seekers to NOVA Job Center in FY2016.

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Employer Payroll

11.4%

Santa Clara County's share of California's total payroll (Q3 2015), as compared to 6.2% of the statewide labor force.

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Customer Services

54,984

Number of services provided at the NOVA Job Center in FY2016.

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Projections (2012-2022)

Software Developers, Applications
Occupation with most projected job openings in Santa Clara County: 14,880 openings

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Projections (2012-2022)

Operations Research Analysts
 Fastest-growing occupation projected in Santa Clara County:
+64.9% (970 positions)

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