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 revised January, 2013 
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Number of Persons Employed
The Sacramento Composite Economic Area is a five county (Amador, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer and Sacramento Counties) entity that ended 2012 with an annual average of 903,300 employed persons. This was an increase of 1.4% compared to the 0.17% decline in 2011. The annual average number of persons employed in the Sacramento CEA is forecasted, based on actual data through December, 2012, to be up 0.44% in 2013.
graph, Number of Persons Employed, 2000-2013
The annual Unemployment Rate for the Sacramento CEA declined to 10.4% in 2012, down from the 11.8% in 2011. The average annual rate for 2013, based on actual data through December, 2012, is expected to decline again to 10.3%.
graph, Unemployment Rate, 2000-2013
Taxable Sales
Taxable Sales at all Outlets in the five county Composite Economic Area posted a 2.4% (($600 million) increase in 2010. This came after a $4.1 billion decrease in 2009 (an decline of 14.1%) to a total of $25.2 billion. The forecast for 2011, based on actual data through the 3rd quarter, 2011, is another increase of 6.2% ($1.6 billion), followed by a smaller 1.4% increase in 2012 and another increase of 3.1% in 2013.

A word of caution about these forecasts. Actual data for Taxable Sales are currently 5 quarters (closer to 6 quarters) behind, so the "current" data does not reflect any of the actions and events of the past year and a half.
graph, Taxable Sales, all Outlets, 1995-2013
Data Tables
The Sacramento Forecast Project maintains files for these variables and the supporting variables for the Sacramento CEA data, in Excel format, that can be made available on request.
table, Number of Persons Employed, 2000-2013
table, Unemployment Rate, 2000-2012
table, Taxable Sales, all Outlets, 1990-2013
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Update: January, 2013
Next Revision: July, 2013

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