July | Workforce Data Newsletter


Compared to June 2016, the June 2017 Tulare County Employment Report shows a 0.4 percent decrease in the unemployment rate, and an increase in employment. Additional highlights from the recent report include:

  • Tulare County's unemployment rate was 9.9 percent in June 2017, lower than the year-ago estimate of 10.3 percent.

  • The industries with the largest numerical month-over growth include Construction and Nondurable Goods (Manufacturing). Farm experienced the largest month-over numerical decline in jobs.

  • Employment increased by 2,400 year over year and the labor force increased by 1,600.

10 YEAR SCOPE | Employment in Tulare County vs. California

HOW DOES TULARE COUNTY'S EMPLOYMENT RATE CHANGE OVER TIME? .

The California Employment Development Department (EDD) reported a 0.4 percent decrease in Tulare County's unemployment rate, from 10.3 percent in June 2016 to 9.9 percent in June 2017.

The month over month increase of 1.2 percent is higher than the 10-year May to June approximate average change of 0.6 percent. The June 2017 unemployment rate is down from a recession high of 16.2 percent in June 2011.