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 revised January, 2013 
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Number of Persons Employed
The average number of persons employed (as measured by the Household Survey) in Sacramento County increased 1.5% (8,640 persons) in 2012, compared to the decrease of 0.2% (1,130 persons) in 2011. The forecast for 2013, based on actual data through December, 2012, is for another increase of 0.3% (1,800 persons).
graph, Employment, 2000-2013
The annual average Unemployment Rate for Sacramento County declined from the 12.1% for 2011 to 10.6% in 2012. The forecast for 2013, based on actual data through December, 2012, is an almost unchanged 10.7% rate.
graph, Unemployment Rate, 1990-2013
Taxable Sales
Taxable Sales, all Outlets, posted an increase of 2.06% in 2010, ending a four year stretch of sales declines. The forecast for 2011, based on actual data through the 3rd quarter of 2011, is for a 6.0% increase, followed by a 2.4% increase in 2012 and another 2.4% increase in 2013.
graph, Taxable Sales, all Outlets, 1990-2013
Building Permits
Residential Building Permits (total units) in Sacramento County increased again to a total of 1,547 permits issued in 2012, a 20.48% increase over the 1,284 permits issued in 2011. The forecast, using actual data through December, 2012, is for a decline of 21.1% to 1,228 permits issued in 2013.
graph, Building Permits, 1995-2013
Data Tables
The Sacramento Forecast Project maintains files for these variables and the supporting variables for Sacramento County, in Excel format, that can be made available on request.
table, Number of Persons Employed, 1995-2013
table, Unemployment Rate, 1995-2013
table, Taxable Sales, all Outlets, 1995-2013
table, Building Permits, 2000-2013
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Update: January, 2013
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