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 revised January, 2013 
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Number of Persons Employed
The number of persons employed (as measured by the Household Survey) in Placer County increased 1.5% (2,280 persons) in 2012, after decreasing 0.19% (300 persons) in 2011. The forecast for 2013, based on actual data through December, 2012, is for a 1.2% (1,860 person) increase.
graph, Employment, 1995-2013
graph, Unemployment Rate, 1995-2013
The annual Unemployment Rate in Placer County was 9.5% in 2012, down from the 10.8% rate in 2011. The forecast for 2013, based on actual data through December, 2012, is for a lower 8.6%.
Taxable Sales
graph, Taxable Sales, all Outlets, 1995-2013
Taxable Sales, all Outlets for Placer County in 2010, the last full year of reported data, increased 3.8% ($220.0 million) to $6.02 billion, compared to the 2009 decline 12.6% ($840. million) rate. The forecast for 2011, based on actual data through the 3rd quarter of 2011, is for a 8.0% ($480. million) increase, followed by a 5.2% increase in 2012 and another 5.2% increase in 2013.
Building Permits
Residential Building Permits (total units) in Placer County increased 56.4% (472 permits) in 2012, compared to a decline of 27.7% (320 units) in 2011 to 837 permits for the year. The forecast for 2013, using actual data through December, 2012, is expected to decline 15.9% to 1,101 permits issued.
graph, Building Permits, 2000-2013
Data Tables
The Sacramento Forecast Project maintains files for these variables and the supporting variables for Placer County, in Excel format, that can be made available on request.
table, Number of Persosns Employed, 1995-2013
table, Unemployment Rate, 1995-2013
table, Taxable Sales, all Outlets, 1995-2013
table, Building Permits, 2000-2013
Placer County has several useful and informative locations on the Internet. For information about the county and its environment, try: The State of California maintains:
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Update: January, 2012
Next Revision: July, 2013

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