Major Areas of Economic Activity
Average Annual Employment
|Silicon Valley Employment Growth by Major Areas of Economic Activity|
|Percent Change in Q2|
|Community Infrastructure & Services||+11.9%||+19.5%||+2.7%|
|Innovation and Information Products & Services||+29.7%||+30.9%||+5.2%|
|Business Infrastructure & Services||+7.3%||+18.3%||+2.5%|
|Silicon Valley Employment in the Public Sector|
|Local Government Administration||-22.1%||+2.0%|
|State Government Administration||-21.4%||+6.7%|
Data includes average annual employment estimates as of the second quarter for years 2007 through 2016 from the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, and includes the entire city-defined Silicon Valley region. Data for Q2 of 2016 was estimated at the industry level by BW Research using Q1 2016 QCEW data and updated based on Q2 2016 reported growth and totals, and modified slightly by Chmura Economics & Analytics JobsEQ platform, which removes suppressions and reorganizes public sector employment. Community Infrastructure & Services includes Healthcare & Social Services (including state and local government jobs); Retail; Accommodation & Food Services; Education (including state and local government jobs); Construction; Local Government Administration; Transportation; Banking & Financial Services; Arts, Entertainment & Recreation; Personal Services; Federal Government Administration; Nonprofits; Insurance Services; State Government Administration; Warehousing & Storage; and Utilities (including state and local government jobs). Innovation and Information Products & Services includes Computer Hardware Design & Manufacturing; Semiconductors & related Equipment Manufacturing; Internet & Information Services; Technical Research & Development (Include Life Sciences); Software; Telecommunications Manufacturing & Services; Instrument Manufacturing (Navigation, Measuring & Electromedical); Pharmaceuticals (Life Sciences); Other Media & Broadcasting, including Publishing; Medical Devices (Life Sciences); Biotechnology (Life Sciences); and I.T. Repair Services. Business Infrastructure & Services includes Wholesale Trade; Personnel & Accounting Services; Administrative Services; Technical & Management Consulting Services; Facilities; Management Offices; Design, Architecture & Engineering Services; Goods Movement; Legal; Investment & Employer Insurance Services; and Marketing, Advertising & Public Relations. Other Manufacturing includes Primary & Fabricated Metal Manufacturing; Machinery & Related Equipment Manufacturing; Other Manufacturing; Transportation Manufacturing including Aerospace & Defense; Food & Beverage Manufacturing; Textiles, Apparel, Wood & Furniture Manufacturing; and Petroleum and Chemical Manufacturing (Not in Life Sciences).
Definitions of the major areas of economic activity are included in Appendix A.