The Changing Labor Market


Featured in the February/March 2012 report: 1. Long Term Wage Growth in Santa Clara County 2. Older Workers 3. Veterans Update

"Between February 2011 and February 2012, total employment in the San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara MSA, which also includes San Benito County, rose by 26,800 jobs, or 3.1 percent. In the same time period the City of San Jose has added 15,064 jobs to the labor force."

"The 54-year-old, who had been laid off from her IT job in Illinois, said the recruiter who responded to her online resume two years ago liked her qualifications and was set to schedule an interview. But he backed away, she said, when he learned she had been out of work for 13 months."

"72% of regional manufacturing employment is in Santa Clara County, specifically in San Jose and Santa Clara. San Mateo County accounts for 12% of manufacturing jobs and Southern Alameda County accounts for 9%."

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