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PRODUCTIVITY

Gross Regional
Product
2016

$14.3bil
1.7% from 2015

Unemployment
Rate
Feb 2018

3.2%
-0.2% points from Feb 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
Feb 2018

62.2%
1.3% from Jan 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
March 2018

$3.57
2.6% from Feb 2018

Airport
Passengers
Q4 2017

109.4k
29.1% from Q4 2016

New Residential
Permits: Count
Q2 2017

451
104.1% from Q2 2016

New Non-Residential
Permits: Value
Q2 2017

$36.2mil
62.7% from Q2 2016
INDUSTRY CLUSTERS

Building, Design &
Construction
Q4 2016

9,263
No. of Employees
1.3% from Q4 2015
$56,462
Avg. Annual Wage
-0.2% from Q4 2015

Health
Services
Q4 2016

15,067
No. of Employees
1% from Q4 2015
$47,762
Avg. Annual Wage
-0.2% from Q4 2015

Knowledge &
Innovation
Q4 2016

7,876
No. of Employees
0.2% from Q4 2015
$60,041
Avg. Annual Wage
0.4% from Q4 2015

Specialized
Manufacturing
Q4 2016

3,627
No. of Employees
-1.2% from Q4 2015
$57,246
Avg. Annual Wage
1.7% from Q4 2015

Uniquely
SLO
Q4 2016

22,183
No. of Employees
0.8% from Q4 2015
$24,456
Avg. Annual Wage
-0.1% from Q4 2015

Energy
Q4 2016

2,491
No. of Employees
-2.1% from Q4 2015
$138,903
Avg. Annual Wage
-3.7% from Q4 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
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