NOVA is your one-stop resource for employment and workforce data that enhance the quality of labor market information available to job seekers, employers, and educations throughout Silicon Valley.

NOVA reviews and reposts data published by the California Employment Development Department (EDD) on a monthly basis and posts other relevant data, as it is available, from a variety of other sources, including the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, US Census Bureau, US Patent & Trade Office, and California Department of Finance.

Unemployment Data

Region September 2017 September 2018 Annual
Change
United States 4.2% 3.7% -0.5
California 4.3% 3.9% -0.4
San Mateo County 2.5% 2.1% -0.4
Santa Clara County 3.0% 2.4% -0.6
Cupertino 3.0% 2.3% -0.7
Los Altos 2.8% 2.1% -0.7
Milpitas 3.2% 2.5% -0.7
Mountain View 2.2% 1.9% -0.3
Palo Alto 2.4% 2.1% -0.3
Santa Clara 2.8% 2.3% -0.5
Sunnyvale 2.6% 2.1% -0.5
NOVA Region 2.7% 2.1% -0.6

Occupational Projections: Top 10 Occupations (NOVA Region; 2018-23)

Occupation Avg. Annual Wage Employment (2018) Employment (2023) Avg.Ann.Growth Rate
Software Developers & Programmers $ 132,600 69,643 79,918 +2.8%
Secretaries & Administrative Assistants $ 57,700 24,787 24,782 –0.0%
Retail Salespersons $ 32,600 19,581 20,070 +0.5%
Fast Food & Counter Workers $ 27,500 19,355 21,026 +1.7%
Building Cleaning Workers $ 34,400 18,812 20,038 +1.3%
Laborers & Material Movers $ 34,500 18,283 19,159 +0.9%
General & Operations Managers $ 162,100 16,911 18,339 +1.6%
Office Clerks, General $ 45,000 15,291 15,792 +0.6%
Sales Representatives, Services $ 79,700 15,182 17,203 +2.5%
Computer & Information Analysts $ 118,400 15,122 16,699 +2.0%