April | Workforce Data Newsletter


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.