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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 Yolo County increased 1.4% (1,200 persons) in 2012, compared with the decrease of 0.2% (200 persons)in 2011. The forecast for 2013, based on actual data through December, 2012, is for an increase of 1.2% (1,100 persons).
graph, Employment, 2000-2013
The Yolo County annual Unemployment Rate for 2012 was 111.4%, down a full percentage point from the 12.4% rate in 2011. The forecast for 2013, based on actual data through December, 2012, is an unchanged annual rate of 11.4%.
graph, Unemployment Rate, 2000-2013
Taxable Sales
Taxable Sales from all Outlets in Yolo County increased 2.7% ($78.1 million) in 2010, reversing some of the $481.9 million (14.4%) decline in 2009. The forecast for 2011, based on actual data through the 3rd quarter of 2011, is for another increase of 9.7% ($284.9 million), followed by increase of 3.7% in 2012 and by another 3.7% increase in 2013, putting the total taxable sales back up at the 2008 level.
graph, Taxable Sales, all Outlets, 1995-2013
Building Permits
Residential Building Permits in Yolo County have fallen considerably since the peak of 2,198 residential permits in 2004, 88.8% to be exact, to the 2010 low of 247 residential permits issued. The results for 2012 were a 9.9% (28 permit) increase to 311 permits issued. The forecast for 2013, based on actual data through December, 2012, is for a decline of 5.5% (17 permits).
graph, Building Permits, 1995-2013
Data Tables
The Sacramento Forecast Project maintains files for these variables and the supporting variables for Yolo County, in Excel format, that can be made available on request.
table, Number of Persons Employed, 2000-2013
table, Unemployment Rate, 2000-2013
table, Taxable Sales, all Outlets, 1990-2013
table, Building Permits, 2000-2013
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