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 October 2017 October 2018 Annual
Change
United States 4.1% 3.7% -0.4
California 4.2% 4.0% -0.2
San Mateo County 2.4% 2.1% -0.3
Santa Clara County 2.9% 2.5% -0.4
Cupertino 2.9% 2.4% -0.5
Los Altos 2.8% 2.3% -0.5
Milpitas 3.2% 2.6% -0.6
Mountain View 2.1% 1.9% -0.2
Palo Alto 2.4% 2.1% -0.3
Santa Clara 2.7% 2.3% -0.4
Sunnyvale 2.5% 2.1% -0.4
NOVA Region 2.5% 2.2% -0.3

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 70,608 80,647 +2.7%
Secretaries & Administrative Assistants $ 57,700 24,886 24,762 –0.1%
Fast Food & Counter Workers $ 27,500 20,041 21,677 +1.6%
Retail Salespersons $ 32,600 19,993 20,388 +0.4%
Building Cleaning Workers $ 34,400 19,169 20,307 +1.2%
Laborers & Material Movers $ 34,400 17,919 18,692 +0.8%
General & Operations Managers $ 162,100 17,034 18,378 +1.5%
Computer & Information Analysts $ 118,400 15,392 16,929 +1.9%
Cashiers $ 28,800 15,370 15,405 +0.0%
Office Clerks, General $ 45,000 15,313 15,737 +0.5%