Sacramento Forecast Project Nevada County/Truckee-Grass Valley MSA Economic Forecast California State University, Sacramento
 revised January, 2009  
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Employment in Nevada County (a.k.a. Truckee-Grass Valley Micropolitan Statistical Area) decreased slightly (600 jobs or -1.8%) in 2008. The decrease ended the three year growth string that began in 2004. The forecast for 2009, based on actual data through December, 2008, is for a slight improvement of 0.1% (100 jobs).
graph, Employment, 1990-2009
The annual average Unemployment Rate in Nevada County increased almost 2 percentage points to 6.7% in 2008, up from 4.9% in 2007. It is expected to be up almost another two percentage points to 8.5% for 2009, based on actual data through December, 2008.
graph, Unemployment Rate, 1990-2009
Taxable Sales
Nevada County's Taxable Sales declined 2.5% in 2007, down $33.8 million from the peak reached in 2006 of $1.355 billion. The forecast for 2008, based on actual data through the 4th quarter of 2007, is another decline of -1.12% (-$14.8 mil.) and followed by a very slight 0.03% increase for 2009.
graph, Taxable Sales, all Outlets, 1990-2009
Data Tables
The Sacramento Forecast Project maintains files for these variables and the supporting variables for Nevada County, in Excel format, that can be made available on request.
table, Civilian Labor Force, 1995-2009
table, Number of Persons Employed, 1995-2009
table, Number of Jobs, 1995-2009
table, Taxable Sales, all Outlets, 1990-2009
Nevada County has several useful and informative locations on the Internet. For information about the county and its environment, try: The State of California maintains:
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Update: January, 2009
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