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PRODUCTIVITY

Gross Regional
Product
2016

$14.3bil
1.7% from 2015

Unemployment
Rate
April 2018

2.6%
-10.34% points from April 2017

Private Sector
Jobs
Q3 2017

97.5k
-0.3% from Q3 2016

New Business
Registrations
Q1 2017

377
47.8% from Q1 2016

Quarterly
Taxable Sales
Q4 2016

$1.3bil
-2.7% from Q4 2015

Labor Force
Participation
April 2018

61.6%
-0.645% from March 2018
QUALITY OF LIFE

Average Home Price
+/- CA Average
Q4 2017

-1.0%
-200% from Q3 2017

Average
Annual Wage
Q3 2017

$44.7k
-1.1% from Q3 2016

Gasoline
Per Gallon
May 2018

$3.85
3.78% from April 2018

Airport
Passengers
Q2 2018

129.5k
20.5% from Q2 2017

New Residential
Permits: Count
Q1 2018

126
-57.718% from Q1 2017

New Non-Residential
Permits: Value
Q1 2018

$31.1mil
-6.62% from Q1 2017
INDUSTRY CLUSTERS

Building, Design &
Construction
Q3 2017

9,646
No. of Employees
1.7% from Q3 2016
$57,785
Avg. Annual Wage
-0.2% from Q3 2016

Health
Services
Q3 2017

15,401
No. of Employees
1.4% from Q3 2016
$48,352
Avg. Annual Wage
-1.3% from Q3 2016

Knowledge &
Innovation
Q3 2017

7,679
No. of Employees
-0.8% from Q3 2016
$62,185
Avg. Annual Wage
0.8% from Q3 2016

Specialized
Manufacturing
Q3 2017

3,588
No. of Employees
0.9% from Q3 2016
$57,475
Avg. Annual Wage
-0.6% from Q3 2016

Uniquely
SLO
Q3 2017

23,145
No. of Employees
1.6% from Q3 2016
$24,996
Avg. Annual Wage
-0.2% from Q3 2016

Energy
Q3 2017

2,375
No. of Employees
-1.6% from Q3 2016
$138,875
Avg. Annual Wage
-1% from Q3 2016
WORKFORCE PREPAREDNESS

K-12 Proficiency:
Math
2017

43.0%
1st out of 58 Counties

K-12 Proficiency:
English
2017

55.0%
1st out of 58 Counties

High School
Dropout Rate
2016

4.0%
1st 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
2016

34.1%
3.3% from 2015