Compared to April 2017, the April 2018 Tulare County Employment Report shows a 1.2 percent decrease in the unemployment rate, and an increase in employment. Additional highlights from the recent report include:
Tulare County's unemployment rate was 9.2 percent in April 2018, lower than the year-ago estimate of 10.4 percent.
The industry with the largest numerical month-over growth was Farm, while Retail Trade experienced the largest month-over numerical loss in jobs.
Employment increased by 1,400 year over year and the labor force decreased by 1,400.
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 1.2 percent decrease in Tulare County's unemployment rate, from 10.4 percent in 2017 to 9.2 percent in April 2018.
The month over month unemployment rate in Tulare County decreased by 1.9 percent in April. The April 2018 unemployment rate of 9.2 percent is equal to the rate in April of 2006, and represents the lowest April unemployment rate in the last 28 years of available data.
The graph below shows trends in the April unemployment rate over the last 17 years.
Gains + Losses | The Number of Jobs in Tulare County
HOW MANY JOBS HAVE COME AND GONE IN THE LAST YEAR & THE LAST MONTH?
YEAR OVER YEAR | A COMPARISON
From April 2017 to April 2018, Professional & Business Services showed the greatest numerical gain with an increase of 1,300 jobs, and the largest percentage gain of 10 percent. Local Government (Special Districts) saw the greatest numerical decline at 400 jobs, while State Government saw the largest percent decline at 6 percent.
MONTH OVER MONTH | A COMPARISON
Farm showed the greatest month-over numerical gain with an increase of 11,800 jobs, and the largest month-over percent increase with a gain of 37 percent. Retail Trade saw the largest decline of numerical jobs with a loss of 200 jobs, while Information saw the largest month-over percent decrease with a loss of 10 percent of jobs.