State of California

August 17, 2012
March 2011 Benchmark

Employment Development Department
Labor Market Information Division
http://www.labormarketinfo.edd.ca.gov
(916) 262-2162

Monthly Labor Force Data for Cities and Census Designated Places (CDP)
July 2012 - Preliminary
Data Not Seasonally Adjusted

Area Name

Labor
Force

Contra Costa County

530,500

480,800

49,600

9.4%

1.000000

1.000000

7,600
49,700
11,500
2,400
1,400
5,300
11,000
400
6,300
400
70,800
2,300
23,400
500
5,100
2,100
14,100
6,700
11,500
2,900
500
12,800
22,100
7,800
1,400
13,900
8,800
2,200
10,700
30,900
20,600
100
53,700
5,200
1,400
14,200
28,600
3,000

7,400
44,400
9,400
2,000
1,100
5,100
10,100
400
6,200
400
63,600
1,900
22,300
500
4,700
1,900
12,900
6,200
10,700
2,800
400
12,400
20,500
7,300
1,300
13,000
8,500
2,000
10,000
26,300
19,000
100
45,600
4,500
1,100
11,600
27,500
2,700

300
5,300
2,100
400
200
200
900
0
100
0
7,200
400
1,200
0
300
200
1,200
500
800
100
100
400
1,700
400
100
900
300
200
700
4,600
1,600
0
8,100
700
300
2,600
1,100
300

3.5%
10.6%
18.3%
17.7%
17.8%
4.5%
8.3%
6.4%
2.3%
5.9%
10.1%
18.5%
4.9%
5.0%
6.6%
11.3%
8.3%
7.6%
6.7%
3.4%
19.6%
3.4%
7.5%
5.6%
6.8%
6.7%
3.5%
9.6%
6.5%
14.8%
7.6%
0.0%
15.1%
13.4%
20.6%
18.6%
3.9%
10.4%

0.015289
0.092422
0.019467
0.004178
0.002311
0.010600
0.021000
0.000733
0.012889
0.000800
0.132356
0.003956
0.046356
0.000956
0.009822
0.003933
0.026911
0.012800
0.022333
0.005756
0.000822
0.025689
0.042578
0.015244
0.002733
0.026933
0.017667
0.004222
0.020889
0.054689
0.039489
0.000244
0.094889
0.009356
0.002311
0.024022
0.057222
0.005600

0.005327
0.106053
0.042131
0.008717
0.004843
0.004843
0.018402
0.000484
0.002906
0.000484
0.144310
0.008717
0.023245
0.000484
0.006780
0.004843
0.023729
0.010169
0.015496
0.001937
0.001937
0.008717
0.033414
0.008717
0.001937
0.018886
0.006295
0.004358
0.014044
0.092010
0.031477
0.000000
0.163680
0.014044
0.005811
0.053269
0.022276
0.006295

Alamo CDP
Antioch city
Bay Point CDP
Bayview Montalvin CDP
Bethel Island CDP
Blackhawk Camino Tassajara C
Brentwood city
Byron CDP
Clayton city
Clyde CDP
Concord city
Crockett CDP
Danville town
Diablo CDP
Discovery Bay CDP
East Richmond Heights CDP
El Cerrito city
El Sobrante CDP
Hercules city
Kensington CDP
Knightsen CDP
Lafayette city
Martinez city
Moraga town
Mountain View CDP
Oakley city
Orinda city
Pacheco CDP
Pinole city
Pittsburg city
Pleasant Hill city
Port Costa CDP
Richmond city
Rodeo CDP
Rollingwood CDP
San Pablo city
San Ramon city
Tara Hills CDP

Employment

Unemployment
Number
Rate

Census Ratios
Emp
Unemp

Data Not Seasonally Adjusted

Area Name
Vine Hill CDP
Waldon CDP
Walnut Creek city

Labor
EmployForce
ment
1,900
1,700
3,700
3,600
34,600
32,400

Unemployment
Number
Rate
300 13.6%
100 2.6%
2,200 6.3%

Census Ratios
Emp
Unemp
0.003489
0.005327
0.007489
0.001937
0.067467
0.044068

CDP is "Census Designated Place" - a recognized community that was unincorporated at the time
of the 2000 Census.
Notes:
1) Data may not add due to rounding. All unemployment rates shown are calculated on
unrounded data.
2) These data are not seasonally adjusted.
Methodology:
Monthly city and CDP labor force data are derived by multiplying current estimates of county
employment and unemployment by the employment and unemployment shares (ratios) of
each city and CDP at the time of the 2000 Census. Ratios for cities of 25,000 or more persons
were developed from special tabulations based on household population only from the Bureau of
Labor Statistics. For smaller cities and CDP, ratios were calculated from published census data.
City and CDP unrounded employment and unemployment are summed to get the labor force.
The unemployment rate is calculated by dividing unemployment by the labor force. Then the
labor force, employment, and unemployment are rounded.
This method assumes that the rates of change in employment and unemployment, since 2000,
are exactly the same in each city and CDP as at the county level (i.e., that the shares are still
accurate). If this assumption is not true for a specific city or CDP, then the estimates for that area
may not represent the current economic conditions. Since this assumption is untested, caution
should be employed when using these data.

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