Labor and Employment

Davis has a highly skilled professional and technical labor force with unemployment rates lower than the national average of 9.1% and lower than the California average of 11.9% (September 2011).

Community Labor Force Availability

Sept. 2011Labor ForceEmployedUnemployment NumberUnemployment Rate
City of Davis 37,400 34,900 2,600 6.8%
Yolo County 95,300 85,100 10,200 10.7%

Source: California Employment Development Dept. – Labor Market Information Division

The work force is engaged in a broad spectrum of employment with primary representation in professional, technical, and governmental (managerial and administrative) occupations. This distribution is due mainly to the City’s close relationship with the University of California campus and the professional and technical environment the university creates.

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