Workforce Data

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 Sept 2017 Sept 2016 Annual
Change
United States 5.1% 5.3% -0.2
California 5.5% 5.9% -0.4
San Mateo County 3.2% 3.1% +0.1
Santa Clara County 3.8% 4.0% -0.2
Cupertino 3.1% 3.1% +0.0
Los Altos 2.7% 2.7% +0.0
Milpitas 3.6% 3.6% +0.0
Mountain View 3.0% 3.0% +0.0
Palo Alto 2.5% 2.8% -0.3
Santa Clara 3.5% 3.6% -0.1
Sunnyvale 3.5% 3.6% -0.1
NOVA Region 3.2% 3.2% +0.0

Occupational Projections: Top 10 Occupations (NOVA LWDA; 2017-27)

Occupation Avg. Annual Wage Employment (2017) Employment (2027) Growth Demand
Software Developers, Applications $ 131,500 35,600 45,863 10,263
Computer Systems Analysts $ 116,100 13,095 16,967 3,872
Registered Nurses $ 125,800 12,081 15,270 3,189
Software Developers, Systems Software $ 144,600 18,853 21,790 2,937
Computer & Information Systems Managers $ 194,000 10,802 13,239 2,437
Computer User Support Specialists $ 73,900 10,490 12,911 2,421
Food Preparation & Serving Workers $ 25,900 16,280 18,581 2,301
General & Operations Managers $ 161,000 16,328 18,573 2,245
Sales Representatives, Services $ 80,900 14,076 16,305 2,229
Market Research Analysts $ 105,500 8,454 10,641 2,187