Job Growth

Total Number of Jobs and Percent Change Over Prior Year

Silicon Valley

Second Half 2020*

Growth Rates

Santa Clara County+6.8%
San Mateo County+7.3%
Combined+6.9

Data includes average annual employment estimates as of the second quarter for years 2001 through 2020 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 2020 was estimated at the industry level by BW Research using Q1 2020 QCEW data and updated based on Q2 2020 reported growth and totals, and modified slightly by EMSI, which removes suppressions and reorganizes public sector employment.

*based on EDD reported June through November growth rates by county.

Percent change from 2012 to 2020 is based on unsuppressed numbers. Percent change for prior years is based on QCEW data totals with suppressed industries. Percent change for 2020 was updated using Q2 reported growth.

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