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PRODUCTIVITY

Gross Regional
Product
2015

$13.7bil
4.5% from 2014

Unemployment
Rate
June 2017

3.8%
-0.6% points from June 2016

Private Sector
Jobs
Q3 2016

94.7k
-0.5% from Q3 2015

New Business
Registrations
Q1 2017

377
47.8% from Q1 2016

Quarterly
Taxable Sales
Q1 2016

$1.2bil
-17.1% from Q1 2015

Labor Force
Participation
June 2017

62.1%
0.9% from May 2017
QUALITY OF LIFE

Average Home Price
+/- CA Average
Q1 2017

-1.3%
0.4% from Q4 2016

Average
Annual Wage
Q3 2016

$42.1k
5.2% from Q3 2015

Gasoline
Per Gallon
July 2017

$3.14
-1.5% from June 2017

Airport
Passengers
Q2 2017

107.5k
24.9% from Q2 2016

New Residential
Permits: Count
Q1 2016

247
-7.8% from Q1 2015

New Non-Residential
Permits: Value
Q1 2017

$22.3mil
-8.8% from Q1 2016
INDUSTRY CLUSTERS

Building, Design &
Construction
Q3 2016

9,054
No. of Employees
0.6% from Q3 2015
$55,702
Avg. Annual Wage
1.4% from Q3 2015

Health
Services
Q3 2016

14,917
No. of Employees
1.1% from Q3 2015
$47,876
Avg. Annual Wage
0.6% from Q3 2015

Knowledge &
Innovation
Q3 2016

7,861
No. of Employees
-0.3% from Q3 2015
$59,802
Avg. Annual Wage
0.4% from Q3 2015

Specialized
Manufacturing
Q3 2016

3,669
No. of Employees
-1% from Q3 2015
$56,308
Avg. Annual Wage
1.6% from Q3 2015

Uniquely
SLO
Q3 2016

22,001
No. of Employees
0.8% from Q3 2015
$24,487
Avg. Annual Wage
1.2% from Q3 2015

Energy
Q3 2016

2,544
No. of Employees
-0.9% from Q3 2015
$144,305
Avg. Annual Wage
0.2% from Q3 2015
WORKFORCE PREPAREDNESS

K-12 Proficiency:
Math
2016

43.0%
12th out of 58 Counties

K-12 Proficiency:
English
2016

54.0%
12th out of 58 Counties

High School
Dropout Rate
2015

4.0%
4th out of 58 Counties

College Prepared
Students: Math
2014

12.0%
15th out of 58 Counties

College Prepared
Students: English
2014

32.0%
12th out of 58 Counties

AGE 25+ WITH COLLEGE
DEGREES AND ABOVE
2015

34.1%
0.9% from 2014