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Orange County is the only SoCal market with consistent net positive worker flow

Over the last 12 months, employers in this market added 18,000 jobs and unemployment rate fell to a century’s low 2.6 percent.

May 22, 2019
  • Orange County, with its prime location at the heart of the Southern California region, is able to pull net more employees from every adjacent county meaning that, more people from Los Angeles, San Diego and the Inland Empire commute to Orange County than the other way around.
  • Taking into account worker inflow and outflow, the market’s employee population has a net increase of 166,813 individuals from other counties. Employees living outside the area make up 41.6 percent of Orange County’s total employee population.
  • Over the last 12 months, employers in this market added 18,000 jobs and unemployment rate fell to a century’s low 2.6 percent. Still, the low unemployment rate here in Orange County is not a major issue as this shows people are willing to commute to the area for work.

    Source: JLL Research, U.S. Census Bureau, EDD

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