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The tale of the tape for California markets

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Orange County chart of the week

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  • Although rents of the Orange County Class A office and industrial markets have increased 42.5 percent and 41.5 percent respectively since the market trough, business owners will find Orange County to be more affordable than other California markets.
  • Mature and startup companies are drawn to Orange
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Orange County employment update │ May 2015

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6-1-15_OCEmploymentUpdateOver the month of April, Orange County gained 3,800 jobs with the following sectors recording the biggest changes: Construction (+2,700); Leisure and Hospitality (+1,100); and Professional and Business Services (+1,000). Between April 2014 and April 2015, Orange County added 50,500 jobs. The County’s unemployment rate improved to 4.1% from 4.4% the month prior,… Read More

Orange County employment update │ April 2015

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5-4-15_OCEconomicOverviewOver the month of March, Orange County gained 9,800 jobs with the following sectors recording the biggest changes: Construction (+2,000); Manufacturing (+1,900); Education and Health Services (+1,900). Between March 2014 and March 2015, Orange County added 55,200 jobs. The County’s unemployment rate improved to 4.4% from 4.6% the month prior, remaining lower than the California (6.5%) and national (5.6%) rates. For more detailed information,… Read More

Orange County employment update │ March 2015

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3-23-15_OCEmploymentUpdateOver the month of February, Orange County gained 14,600 jobs with the following sectors recording the biggest changes: Government (+4,700); Professional and Business Services (+3,600); and Leisure and Hospitality (+2,700). Between February 2014 and February 2015, Orange County added 51,300 jobs. The County’s unemployment rate improved to 4.6% from 5.0% the month prior, remaining… Read More

Orange County employment update │ January 2015

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1-27-2014_OCEmploymentUpdateOver the month of December, Orange County gained 800 jobs with the following sectors recording the biggest changes: Financial activities (+2,600); Trade, transportation and utilities (+1,000); and Construction (-2,300). In the calendar year 2014, Orange County added 33,500 jobs. The County’s unemployment rate improved to 4.4% from 5.0% the month prior, remaining lower than… Read More