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 2018 September 2019 Annual
Change
United States 3.7% 3.5% -0.2
California 3.9% 3.5% -0.4
San Mateo County 2.1% 1.7% -0.4
Santa Clara County 2.4% 2.1% -0.3
Cupertino 2.4% 2.1% -0.3
Los Altos 2.1% 2.1% 0.0
Milpitas 2.6% 2.3% -0.3
Mountain View 1.9% 1.5% -0.4
Palo Alto 2.1% 1.7% -0.4
Santa Clara 2.3% 2.0% -0.3
Sunnyvale 2.1% 1.7% -0.4
NOVA Region 2.1% 1.8% -0.3

Occupational Projections: Top 10 Occupations (NOVA Region; 2024)

Occupation Avg. Annual Wage Employment (2019) Employment (2024) Avg.Ann.Growth Rate
Software Developers & Programmers $ 134,500 61,651 70,433 +2.7%
Personal Care Aides $ 29,200 21,512 25,996 +3.9%
Secretaries & Administrative Assistants $ 57,400 22,677 22,658 0.0%
Laborers & Material Movers $ 36,600 21,221 22,061 +0.8%
Fast Food & Counter Workers $ 29,600 19,723 21,342 +1.6%
Building Cleaning Workers $ 36,700 19,200 20,293 +1.1%
Retail Salespersons $ 34,000 18,828 19,146 +0.3%
General & Operations Managers $ 163,900 16,781 18,130 +1.6%
Office Clerks, General $ 46,400 17,293 17,695 +0.5%
Sales Representatives, Services $ 80,800 15,181 17,168 +2.5%