Regional: Humboldt, State, National, and Comparable Counties

Wage Growth

During the target period, wages in the target regions saw a steady increase overall. Between 2012-2013, three of the regional counties saw an overall increase in wages, including Humboldt County.

More information about Wage Growth is available in Detailed Data: US Census Bureau 2014 ACS 5 Year Estimates

Butte County, CA

2007-2015
+9.31%
in 2015
+4.5%
Average Annual Wage in 2015
$38,790
Regional Wage Growth For Butte
YearAverage wage
200227,190
200327,856
200429,082
200530,007
200631,557
200733,207
200834,310
200935,179
201035,571
201135,887
201236,548
201336,480
201437,040

California

2008-2015
+11.51%
in 2015
+4.3%
Average Annual Wage in 2015
$61,700
Regional Wage Growth For California
YearAverage wage
200241,419
200342,592
200444,641
200546,211
200648,345
200750,538
200851,487
200951,566
201053,285
201155,013
201256,784
201357,111
201459,040

Del Norte County, CA

2008-2015
+7.67%
in 2015
+3.1%
Average Annual Wage in 2013
$36,150
Regional Wage Growth For Del Norte
YearAverage wage
200226,245
200327,085
200428,473
200529,198
200630,663
200732,777
200833,379
200933,299
201033,852
201134,726
201235,672
201334,913
201435,040

Humboldt County, CA

2008-2015
+11.41%
in 2015
+4.9%
Average Annual Wage in 2015
$37,330
Regional Wage Growth For Humboldt
YearAverage wage
200125,824
200226,724
200327,639
200428,539
200529,674
200630,627
200731,858
200833,071
200932,915
201033,591
201134,670
201234,937
201335,495
201435,500

Jackson County, OR

in 2015
+3.2%
Average Annual Wage in 2015
$39,280
2010-2015
+8.37%
Regional Wage Growth For Jackson
YearAverage wage
201235,994
201336,885
201438,010

Mendocino County, CA

2008-2015
+7.69%
in 2015
+4.0%
Average Annual Wage in 2015
$36,110
Regional Wage Growth For Mendocino
YearAverage wage
200125,198
200226,056
200326,622
200427,360
200528,713
200630,022
200731,553
200833,236
200932,961
201033,417
201134,303
201234,440
201334,266
201434,670

Shasta County, CA

2008-2015
+10.5%
in 2015
+3.11%
Average Annual Wage in 2015
$39,840
Regional Wage Growth For Shasta
YearAverage wage
200128,129
200228,961
200329,844
200431,036
200532,139
200633,307
200734,953
200835,655
200935,912
201036,171
201137,332
201237,623
201337,689
201438,600

US

2008-2015
+10.74%
in 2015
+3.0%
Average Annual Wage in 2015
$52,940
Regional Wage Growth For US
YearAverage wage
200236,764
200337,765
200439,354
200540,677
200642,535
200744,458
200845,563
200945,559
201046,751
201148,043
201249,289
201349,808
201451,360

Total Employment

Total employment in Humboldt County decreased overall between 2002-2013, but increased 2.62% between 2011-2013.

More information about Total Employment is available in Detailed Data: US Census Bureau 2014 ACS 5 Year Estimates

Butte County, CA

2011-2015
+11.8%
2014-2015
+3%
Total Employment in 2015
79361
Total in Butte
YearPeople employed
200172,676
200274,115
200372,612
200474,188
200575,949
200676,309
200776,408
200874,448
200971,455
201071,747
201170,020
201272,522
201375,602
201477,012

Del Norte County, CA

2011-2015
-0.6%
2014-2015
+0.8%
Total Employment in 2015
7898
Total in Del Norte
YearPeople employed
20017,351
20027,464
20037,795
20048,065
20058,218
20068,486
20078,454
20088,565
20098,256
20108,022
20117,943
20127,767
20137,853
20147,837

Humboldt County, CA

2011-2015
+4.7%
2014-2015
+3%
Total Employment in 2015
47564
Total in Humboldt
YearPeople employed
200150,138
200249,926
200349,984
200450,658
200549,734
200650,213
200749,951
200849,141
200946,403
201046,775
201145,319
201245,539
201346,509
201446,139

Jackson County, OR

2011-2015
+10%
2014-2015
+2.2%
Total Employment in 2015
46509
Total in Jackson
YearPeople employed
200175,587
200278,312
200379,534
200482,214
200585,321
200686,408
200785,976
200880,952
200976,151
201077,585
201176,016
201278,369
201379,902
201482,598

Mendocino County, CA

2011-2015
+9.2%
2014-2015
+1.1%
Total Employment in 2015
31671
Total in Mendencino
YearPeople employed
200133,308
200233,516
200332,484
200431,729
200532,350
200632,011
200732,425
200830,956
200929,406
201028,970
201128,764
201229,944
201330,709
201431,328

Shasta County, CA

2011-2015
+8.4%
2014-2015
+3.6%
Total Employment in 2015
64597
Total in Shasta
YearPeople employed
200163,593
200266,579
200366,872
200466,297
200567,555
200666,479
200768,725
200863,225
200960,478
201059,393
201159,146
201259,159
201360,532
201462,291

Self Employment

Between 2008-2012, the number of self-employed in Humboldt County increased by 10.85%. The region as a whole saw a mean average increase of 6.2%, while California as a whole saw an increase of 16.63%.

More information about Self Employment is available in Detailed Data: US Census Bureau 2014 ACS 5 Year Estimates

Butte County, CA

Self-Employment Growth 2008-2014
-2.91%
Firm Creation 2009-2014
-609
Regional Self-Employment Levels For Butte
YearPercent self employed
200316
200417
200517
200617
200718
200818
200918
201018
201118

California

Self-Employment Growth 2004-2012Self-Employment Growth 2008-2012
+9.28%
Regional Self-Employment Levels For California
YearPercent self employed
200316
200417
200517
200617
200718
200818
200919
201019
201120

Del Norte County, CA

Self-Employment Growth 2008-2014
+2.61%
Firm Creation 2009-2014
-71
Regional Self-Employment Levels For Del Norte
YearPercent self employed
200315
200415
200516
200615
200716
200815
200916
201015
201115

Humboldt County, CA

Self-Employment Growth 2008-2014
+10.89%
Firm Creation 2009-2014
138
Regional Self-Employment Levels For Humboldt
YearPercent self employed
200319
200419
200520
200621
200722
200822
200924
201024
201124

Jackson County, OR

Self-Employment Growth 2008-2014
+0.5%
Firm Creation 2009-2014
284
Regional Self-Employment Levels For Jackson
YearPercent self employed
200318
200418
200518
200618
200719
200820
200921
201021
201121

Mendocino County, CA

Self-Employment Growth 2008-2014
+1.12%
Firm Creation 2009-2014
743
Regional Self-Employment Levels For Mendencino
YearPercent self employed
200323
200425
200525
200625
200727
200827
200928
201029
201128

Shasta County, CA

Self-Employment Growth 2008-2014
-0.53%
Firm Creation 2009-2014
-142
Regional Self-Employment Levels For Shasta
YearPercent self employed
200316
200417
200517
200618
200718
200819
200919
201019
201119

Firm Creation

Humboldt' County's firm creation numbers in 2012 were enough to offset the number of firms lost between 2010-2011, making it only one of two counties to have a net positive gain in firm creation between 2010-2012. 

More information about Firm Creation is available in Detailed Data: US Census Bureau 2014 ACS 5 Year Estimates

Butte County, CA

Firms Created 2014
243
Regional Firm Creation Levels For Butte
YearFirms created
2004657
2005606
2006106
2007513
2008-472
2009-223
2010-182
2011129
201256
2013-515

Del Norte County, CA

Firms Created 2014
1
Regional Firm Creation Levels For Del Norte
YearFirms created
2004-43
200538
2006-32
200782
2008-48
200913
2010-55
2011-14
201212
2013-28

Humboldt County, CA

Firms Created 2014
-533
Regional Firm Creation Levels For Humboldt
YearFirms created
2004271
2005460
2006356
2007652
2008-160
2009294
2010-106
2011-19
2012125
2013377

Jackson County, OR

Firms Created 2014
217
Regional Firm Creation Levels For Jackson
YearFirms created
2004598
2005603
2006299
2007677
2008-512
200944
201024
2011-30
201231
2013-2

Mendocino County, CA

Firms Created 2014
357
Regional Firm Creation Levels For Mendencino
YearFirms created
2004336
2005139
2006150
2007652
2008-360
200922
201030
2011-210
2012115
2013429

Shasta County, CA

Firms Created 2014
210
Regional Firm Creation Levels For Shasta
YearFirms created
2004758
2005483
2006182
2007493
2008-371
2009-352
2010-99
201158
2012-14
2013-35

Job Creation

Humboldt County added a combined 1190 jobs in 2012 and 2013. The number of jobs created in 2013 represented a 340% increase in the rate of job creation from 2012. 

More information about Job Creation is available in Detailed Data: US Census Bureau 2014 ACS 5 Year Estimates

Butte County, CA

Total Jobs Created 2014-2015
3759
Job Creation Rate Increase 2013
+40%
Jobs Created in 2015
2349
Regional Job Creation Rates For Butte
YearJobs created
20021,439
2003-1,503
20041,576
20051,761
2006360
200799
2008-1,960
2009-2,993
2010292
2011-1,727
20122,502
20133,080
20141,410

Del Norte County, CA

Total Jobs Created 2014-2015
45
Job Creation Rate Increase 2013
+126%
Jobs Created in 2015
61
Regional Job Creation Rates For Del Norte
YearJobs created
2002113
2003331
2004270
2005153
2006268
2007-32
2008111
2009-309
2010-234
2011-79
2012-176
201386
2014-16

Humboldt County, CA

Total Jobs Created 2014-2015
1055
Job Creation Rate Increase 2015
+126%
Jobs Created in 2015
1425
Regional Job Creation Rates For Humboldt
YearJobs created
2002-212
200358
2004674
2005-924
2006479
2007-262
2008-810
2009-2,738
2010372
2011-1,456
2012220
2013970
2014-370

Jackson County, OR

Total Jobs Created 2014-2015
1883
Job Creation Rate Decrease 2015
-43%
Jobs Created in 2015
1883
Regional Job Creation Rates For Jackson
YearJobs created
20022,725
20031,222
20042,680
20053,107
20061,087
2007-432
2008-5,024
2009-4,801
20101,434
2011-1,569
20122,353
20131,533
20142,696

Mendocino County, CA

Total Jobs Created 2014-2015
962
Job Creation Rate Decrease 2015
-80.47%
Jobs Created in 2015
343
Regional Job Creation Rates For Mendencino
YearJobs created
2002208
2003-1,032
2004-755
2005621
2006-339
2007414
2008-1,469
2009-1,550
2010-436
2011-206
20121,180
2013765
2014619

Shasta County, CA

Total Jobs Created 2014-2015
4065
Job Creation Rate Increase 2015
+24%
Jobs Created in 2015
2306
Regional Job Creation Rates For Shasta
YearJobs created
20022,986
2003293
2004-575
20051,258
2006-1,076
20072,246
2008-5,500
2009-2,747
2010-1,085
2011-247
201213
20131,373
20141,759

Humboldt: focused view

Wage Growth

Despite a decline in wages in Arcata and Eureka between 2012-2013, average wages for Arcata, Eureka, and McKinleyville remain considerably higher than the county average. In addition, the average wage countywide increased every year between 2009-2013.

More information about Wage Growth is available in Detailed Data: US Census Bureau 2014 ACS 5 Year Estimates

Arcata

2010-2014
-5.96%
in 2014
-3.8%
Average Annual Wage in 2014
$44,500
Average Wage Growth in Arcata
YearAverage wage
201047,150
201146,770
201247,010
201346,190

Eureka

2010-2014
-4.35%
in 2014
+3.5%
Average Annual Wage in 2014
$49,230
Average Wage Growth in Eureka
YearAverage wage
201051,370
201152,920
201251,790
201347,530

McKinleyville

2010-2014
+6.88%
in 2014
+2.8%
Average Annual Wage in 2014
$63,660
Average Wage Growth in McKinleyville
YearAverage wage
201059,280
201157,180
201256,750
201361,910

Total Employment

Total employment numbers in McKinleyville and Eureka increased between 2010 and 2013, and increased countywide between 2011 and 2013.

More information about Total Employment is available in Detailed Data: US Census Bureau 2014 ACS 5 Year Estimates

Arcata

Decrease in Arcata 2011-2014
-1.9%
Decrease in Arcata 2013-2014
-1.3%
Total in Arcata 2014
7840
Total Employment in Arcata
YearPeople employed
20108,720
20117,990
20128,030
20137,940

Eureka

Increase in Eureka 2011-2014
+0.4%
Increase in Eureka 2013-2014
+0.3%
Total in Eureka 2014
12260
Total Employment in Eureka
YearPeople employed
201012,180
201112,050
201212,170
201312,220

McKinleyville

Decrease in McKinleyville 2011-2014
-3.7%
Decrease in McKinleyville 2013-2014
-4.8%
Total in McKinleyville 2014
7870
Total Employment in McKinleyville
YearPeople employed
20108,200
20118,160
20128,140
20138,250

Self Employment

The number of self-employed in two of the three target cities increased between 2012-2013. All three cities remained constant with 20120 self-employment numbers in 2013.

More information about Self Employment is available in Detailed Data: US Census Bureau 2014 ACS 5 Year Estimates

Arcata

Self-Employment Growth 2010-2014
+20.87%
Firm Creation 2011-2014
112
Self-Employment Levels For Arcata
YearPercent self employed
20109
20119
20129
201310

Eureka

Self-Employment Growth 2010-2014
-7.92%
Firm Creation 2011-2014
37
Self-Employment Levels For Eureka
YearPercent self employed
201011
201111
201210
201311

McKinleyville

Self-Employment Growth 2010-2014
-3.79%
Firm Creation 2011-2014
-87
Self-Employment Levels For McKinleyville
YearPercent self employed
201014
201113
201213
201314

Firm Creation

Firm creation in Humboldt County rebounded dramatically between 2011 and 2012, with Arcata, Eureka, and McKinleyville all seeing positive growth in firm creation in 2012.

More information about Firm Creation is available in Detailed Data: US Census Bureau 2014 ACS 5 Year Estimates

Arcata

Firms Created 2014
142
Firm Creation in Arcata
YearFirms created
2011-120
201272
20138

Eureka

Firms Created 2014
-77
Firm Creation in Eureka
YearFirms created
2011-19
2012133

McKinleyville

Firms Created 2014
-102
Firm Creation in McKinleyville
YearFirms created
2011-98
201225
201388

Job Creation

Humboldt County's job creation rate improved dramatically between 2011 and 2013, with over a thousand new jobs being created from 2012-2013.

More information about Job Creation is available in Detailed Data: US Census Bureau 2014 ACS 5 Year Estimates

Arcata

Jobs Lost 2013-2014
-190
Decrease in Job Creation 2014
-10%
Jobs Lost in 2014
-100
Job Creation For Arcata
YearJobs created
2011-730
201240
2013-90

Eureka

Jobs Created 2013-2014
90
Decrease in Job Creation 2014
-25%
Jobs Created in 2014
40
Job Creation For Eureka
YearJobs created
2011-130
2012120
201350

McKinleyville

Jobs Created 2013-2014
-270
Decrease in Job Creation 2014
-129%
Jobs Lost in 2014
-380
Job Creation For McKinelyville
YearJobs created
2011-40
2012-20
2013110

Targets of opportunity: breakdown of key industries

Wage Growth

Over the course of the target period, the six Target of Opportunity industries experienced a combined wage growth of 17.6%. During the same period, the region's total average wage growth was only 6.7%. In 2009, five of the six Target of Opportunity industries paid higher wages than the regional average.

More information about Wage Growth is available in Targets Report, 2012: Redwood Coast Targets of Opportunity

Wage Growth Range 10.5% - 27.4%

Combined Targets Data
Series 1Series 2
Industry1990200419952009
Buildings / Sys. Construction27,19931,06136,50340,328
Diversified Healthcare26,87433,86331,94538,402
Investment Support Services26,70132,82032,53938,886
Mgmt. & Innovation30,34733,30434,50143,940
Niche Manufacturing27,02333,82433,50142,366
Speciality Agriculture19,84624,80423,94827,929

Concentration

All six Target of Opportunity industries saw increases in employment concentration relative to the statewide averages for those same industries during the target period.

More information about Concentration is available in Targets Report, 2012: Redwood Coast Targets of Opportunity

Combined Concentration Increase 1995-2009 +13.5%

Regional Target Industry Employment Per Capita
Series 1Series 2
Industry1990200419952009
Buildings / Sys. Construction1.080.970.91.04
Diversified Healthcare1.461.421.291.3
Investment Support Services0.70.680.580.69
Mgmt. & Innovation0.350.410.310.41
Niche Manufacturing0.390.530.180.38
Speciality Agriculture1.531.511.321.38

Total Employment

During the target period, the six Target of Opportunity industries accounted for a significant portion of the region's total private sector employment opportunities.

More information about Total Employment is available in Targets Report, 2012: Redwood Coast Targets of Opportunity
Combined Targets Employment Data
Series 1Series 2
Industry1990200419952009Number of workers
Buildings / Sys. Construction6,1227,4956,1117,134
% of private industry jobs
42%
Increase 2007-2013
39%
Diversified Healthcare7,11910,28600
% of private industry jobs
42%
Increase 2007-2013
39%
Investment Support Services2,5242,8802,3142,578
% of private industry jobs
42%
Increase 2007-2013
39%
Mgmt. & Innovation1,0952,4661,2302,381
% of private industry jobs
42%
Increase 2007-2013
39%
Niche Manufacturing1,5172,0227891,051
% of private industry jobs
42%
Increase 2007-2013
39%
Speciality Agriculture4,1855,5479,8009,393
% of private industry jobs
42%
Increase 2007-2013
39%

Firm Creation

While the six Target of Opportunity industries saw a net decline in total firms, the rate of decline was nearly 50% lower than the combined average firm loss for all industries over the same period.

More information about Firm Creation is available in Targets Report, 2012: Redwood Coast Targets of Opportunity

Business Creation Rates For Target Industries

Firm Creation Rate
-8.8%
Region-Wide Firm Creation Rate
-15.5%
Business Creation Rates For Target Industries
IndustrySeries 1: 1990-2004Series 2: 1995-2009
Buildings / Sys. Construction-76-190
Diversified Healthcareno data-56
Investment Support Services21249
Mgmt. & Innovationno data108
Niche Manufacturing88-2
Speciality Agriculture59-283

Job Creation

While the region as a whole saw a 6.1% decline in the number of overall jobs, five of the six Target of Opportunity industries increased their total job numbers by a combined average of nearly 13.7%.

More information about Job Creation is available in Targets Report, 2012: Redwood Coast Targets of Opportunity

Target Industries Job Creation:

Change in Total Employment, by Industry Cluster
IndustrySeries 1: 1990-2004Series 2: 1995-2009
Buildings / Sys. Construction1,3731,023
Diversified Healthcare3,167no data
Investment Support Services356264
Mgmt. & Innovation1,3711,151
Niche Manufacturing505262
Speciality Agriculture1,362-407