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PRODUCTIVITY

Gross Regional
Product
2015

$13.7bil
4.5% from 2014

Unemployment
Rate
March 2017

3.8%
-0.7% points from March 2016

Private Sector
Jobs
Q2 2016

94.5k
-0.5% from Q2 2015

New Business
Registrations
Q1 2017

377
47.8% from Q1 2016

Quarterly
Taxable Sales
Q4 2015

$1.3bil
-13.8% from Q4 2014

Labor Force
Participation
March 2017

61.8%
0.3% from Feb 2017
QUALITY OF LIFE

Average Home Price
+/- CA Average
Q4 2016

-1.7%
-1.6% from Q3 2016

Average
Annual Wage
Q2 2016

$40.8k
6.5% from Q2 2015

Gasoline
Per Gallon
May 2017

$3.21
0.7% from April 2017

Airport
Passengers
Q1 2017

78.9k
7.7% from Q1 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
Q2 2016

9,000
No. of Employees
1.6% from Q2 2015
$54,921
Avg. Annual Wage
1.7% from Q2 2015

Health
Services
Q2 2016

14,755
No. of Employees
1% from Q2 2015
$47,581
Avg. Annual Wage
0.5% from Q2 2015

Knowledge &
Innovation
Q2 2016

7,882
No. of Employees
0.5% from Q2 2015
$59,544
Avg. Annual Wage
0.6% from Q2 2015

Specialized
Manufacturing
Q2 2016

3,707
No. of Employees
0.2% from Q2 2015
$55,409
Avg. Annual Wage
0.6% from Q2 2015

Uniquely
SLO
Q2 2016

21,828
No. of Employees
0.9% from Q2 2015
$24,196
Avg. Annual Wage
0.8% from Q2 2015

Energy
Q2 2016

2,566
No. of Employees
2.9% from Q2 2015
$144,049
Avg. Annual Wage
4% from Q2 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