Glenn County vs. California
Comparative Trends Analysis:
Total Employment Growth and Change, 1969-2017
Introduction
Glenn County:
2017 Jobs = 12,773
2017 Percent of State = 0.1%
California:
2017 Jobs = 23,584,800
2017 Percent of State = 12.0%
Employment numbers remain the most popular and frequently cited statistics used for tracking local area economic conditions and trends. The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) employment estimates reported measure the number of full- and part-time wage and salary employees, plus the number of proprietors of unincorporated businesses. People holding more than one job are counted in the employment estimates for each job they hold. This means BEA employment estimates represent a job count, not a people count. Also, BEA employment is by place-of-work, rather than by place-of-residence. Jobs held by neighboring county residents who commute to Glenn County to work are included in the employment count for Glenn County.
Data Definition:
The BEA employment series for states and local areas comprises estimates of the number of jobs, full-time plus part-time, by place of work. Full-time and part-time jobs are counted at equal weight. Employees, sole proprietors, and active partners are included, but unpaid family workers and volunteers are not included. Proprietors employment consists of the number of sole proprietorships and the number of partners in partnerships. The description "by place of work" applies to the wage and salary portion of the series and, with relatively little error, to the entire series. The proprietors employment portion of the series, however, is more nearly by place of residence because, for nonfarm sole proprietorships, the estimates are based on IRS tax data that reflect the address from which the proprietor's individual tax return is filed, which is usually the proprietor's residence. The nonfarm partnership portion of the proprietors employment series reflects the tax-filing address of the partnership, which may be either the residence of one of the partners or the business address of the partnership. The employment estimates are designed to be consistent with the estimates of wage and salary disbursements and proprietors' income that are part of the personal income series. The employment estimates are based on the same sets of source data as the corresponding earnings estimates and are prepared with parallel methodologies. Two forms of proprietors' income-the income of limited partnerships and the income of tax-exempt cooperatives-have no corresponding employment estimates.
Total Employment, 1969-2017
Total Employment, 1969-2017
Figure 1.
Figure 1 tracks Glenn County's annual total employment for the period 1969-2017 to illustrate total employment patterns over time. During this 49-year period, Glenn County's total employment rose from 8,316 in 1969 to 12,773 in 2017, for a net gain of 4,457, or 53.6%.
Total Employment, 1969-2017
Total Employment, 1969-2017
Figure 2.
Figure 2 tracks California's annual total employment for the period 1969-2017 to illustrate total employment patterns over time. During this 49-year period, California's total employment rose from 9,032,738 in 1969 to 23,584,800 in 2017, for a net gain of 14,552,062, or 161.1%.
Total Employment Indices (1969=100): 1969-2017
Total Employment Indices (1969=100): 1969-2017
Figure 3.
Figure 3 portrays Glenn County's total employment growth in a broader context by offering direct comparisons across time with California, the United States. The growth indices shown here express each region's total employment in 1969 as a base figure of 100, and the total employments in later years as a percentage of the 1969 base figure. This method allows for more direct comparison of differences in total employment growth between regions that may differ vastly in size.
Glenn County's overall total employment growth was 53.6% over 1969-2017 trailed California's increase of 161.1%, and fell below the United States' increase of 115.4%.
Total Employment as a Percent of the California Total: 1969-2017
Total Employment as a Percent of the California Total: 1969-2017
Figure 4.
Another interesting and insightful way of comparing the total employment growth of Glenn County is to trace its individual percentage contributions to California's statewide total employment over time, as shown in Figure 4. A rising share means a region's total employment grew faster, or declined less, than California's total employment, while a declining share shows it grew more slowly.
In 1969, Glenn County's total employment comprised 0.09% of California's total employment, while in 2017 it totaled 0.05% thereby yielding a -0.04% share-shift.
   
 
Total Employment Share-Shift
2017 vs. 1969
 
Share-
Shift*
 
2017
vs.
1969
-0.04%
=
0.05%
-
0.09%
 
   
Glenn County Total Employment:
Annual Percent Change, 1970-2017
Glenn County Total Employment:
Annual Percent Change, 1970-2017
Figure 5.
Figure 5 shows the short-run pattern of Glenn County's total employment growth by tracking the year-to-year percent change over 1970-2017. The average annual percent change for the entire 48-year period is also illustrated on this chart to provide a benchmark for gauging periods of relative high--and relative low--growth against the backdrop of the long-term average.
On average, Glenn County's total employment grew at an annual rate of 0.93% over 1970-2017. The county posted its highest growth in 1973 (7.09%) and recorded its lowest growth in 1982 (-3.67%). In 2017, Glenn County's total employment declined by -0.21%
Glenn County Total Employment:
Annual Percent Change and Decade Averages Over 1970-2017
Glenn County Total Employment:
Annual Percent Change and Decade Averages Over 1970-2017
Figure 6.
Over the past four decades some counties have experienced extreme swings in growth, and often such swings have tended to coincide with the decades themselves. Figure 6 again traces the annual percent change in Glenn County's total employment since 1970, but this time they are overlayed with average growth rates for the decade of the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, and 2010-2017.
During the 1970s, Glenn County's annual total employment growth rate averaged 3.30%. It averaged -0.30% in the 1980s, 0.78% in the 1990s, -0.26% throughout the 2000s, and 1.17% thus far this decade (2010 to 2017).
Total Employment Growth:
Average Annual Percent Change by Decade
Total Employment Growth:
Average Annual Percent Change by Decade
Figure 7.
Figure 7 compares the decade average growth rates for Glenn County noted in the previous graph with the corresponding decade averages for California and the nation. As the chart reveals, Glenn County's average annual total employment growth registered above California's average during the 1970s (3.30% vs. 3.29%), trailed California's average during the 1980s (-0.30% vs. 2.81%), amounted to less than California's average throughout the 1990s (0.78% vs. 1.40%), posted below California's average in the 2000s (-0.26% vs. 0.52%), and posted below California's average over the 8 year period of the last decade, 2010-2017 (1.17% vs. 2.20%).
Finally, relative to nationwide total employment growth trends, Glenn County exceeded the nation during the 1970s (3.30% vs. 2.21%), posted below the nation throughout the 1980s (-0.30% vs. 1.88%), recorded underneath the nation in the 1990s (0.78% vs. 1.73%), posted below the nation during the 2000s (-0.26% vs. 0.74%), and lagged the nation over 2010-2017 (1.17% vs. 1.54%).
   
 
Total Employment Growth:
Average Annual Percent Change
 
 
 
0.93
3.30
-0.30
0.78
-0.26
1.17
-0.21
 
2.04
3.29
2.81
1.40
0.52
2.20
1.79
 
1.62
2.21
1.88
1.73
0.74
1.54
1.43
 
   
Job Ratios (Employment/Population): 1969-2017
Job Ratios (Employment/Population): 1969-2017
Figure 8.
The job ratios shown in Figure 8 for Glenn County, California and the nation not only portray a number of important trends, they also serves as a thumbnail guide to evaluating an economy's capacity to generate enough jobs fast enough to absorb the increasing number of workers attendant to a growing population. The job ratio is the number of full-time and part-time jobs by place of work, divided by population.
Nationally, the job ratio rose from 0.45 to 0.60 between 1969 and 2017. Glenn County's job ratio registered 0.48 in 1969, and 0.45 in 2017. Underlying the rising job ratio over the past several decades have been the increases in the labor force participation rates, with the number and proportion of women in the labor market playing a leading role.
An assortment of other factors can contribute to regional differences in the job ratio. They include differences in the proportion of elderly and retirees who no longer work and participate in the labor force, differences in the number and proportion of part-time vs. full-time workers, differences in industry composition, and differences in age and sex distribution and degree of urbanization. Also, a disproportionate number of workers commuting to work outside a county tends to lower its local county job ratio, while a net inflow of workers commuting to work inside the county tends to augment its local county job ratio.
Avoid interpreting the job ratio as the fraction (or percent) of the local population employed. This interpretation should only apply to the "employment-population ratio" statistic compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) from the Current Population Survey (CPS).
Job Ratios (Employment/Population)
as a Percent of the U.S. Average:
1969-2017
Job Ratios (Employment/Population)
as a Percent of the U.S. Average:
1969-2017
Figure 9.
To highlight trends in a local job ratio relative to nationwide trends, Figure 9 tracks Glenn County's, California's job ratio as a percent of the national job ratio over 1969-2017.

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Glenn County:
Total Employment, 1969-2017
 
1969
 
8,316
100.0
N
0.09
0.48
106.84
1970
 
8,497
102.2
2.18
0.09
0.49
108.50
1971
 
8,603
103.5
1.25
0.10
0.49
111.68
1972
 
9,172
110.3
6.61
0.10
0.52
116.18
1973
 
9,822
118.1
7.09
0.10
0.54
115.50
1974
 
10,057
120.9
2.39
0.10
0.54
115.71
1975
 
10,211
122.8
1.53
0.10
0.53
116.16
1976
 
10,382
124.8
1.67
0.10
0.53
112.93
1977
 
10,433
125.5
0.49
0.09
0.52
108.54
1978
 
10,774
129.6
3.27
0.09
0.54
108.87
1979
 
11,474
138.0
6.50
0.09
0.55
108.49
1980
 
11,492
138.2
0.16
0.09
0.53
106.56
1981
 
11,564
139.1
0.63
0.09
0.52
104.72
1982
 
11,140
134.0
-3.67
0.09
0.50
101.16
1983
 
11,022
132.5
-1.06
0.08
0.48
97.42
1984
 
10,782
129.7
-2.18
0.08
0.47
92.38
1985
 
10,739
129.1
-0.40
0.08
0.46
89.07
1986
 
10,514
126.4
-2.10
0.07
0.45
86.16
1987
 
10,642
128.0
1.22
0.07
0.46
85.36
1988
 
11,106
133.5
4.36
0.07
0.47
85.26
1989
 
11,106
133.5
0.00
0.07
0.45
82.40
1990
 
11,170
134.3
0.58
0.07
0.45
80.89
1991
 
10,847
130.4
-2.89
0.06
0.43
79.19
1992
 
10,617
127.7
-2.12
0.06
0.42
77.27
1993
 
10,962
131.8
3.25
0.07
0.43
78.87
1994
 
11,119
133.7
1.43
0.07
0.43
78.65
1995
 
11,543
138.8
3.81
0.07
0.44
79.80
1996
 
11,518
138.5
-0.22
0.07
0.44
78.49
1997
 
11,738
141.1
1.91
0.07
0.45
78.83
1998
 
11,833
142.3
0.81
0.06
0.45
78.66
1999
 
11,980
144.1
1.24
0.06
0.45
78.59
2000
 
11,561
139.0
-3.50
0.06
0.44
74.67
2001
 
11,454
137.7
-0.93
0.06
0.43
74.55
2002
 
11,627
139.8
1.51
0.06
0.44
76.01
2003
 
11,248
135.3
-3.26
0.06
0.42
72.80
2004
 
11,469
137.9
1.96
0.06
0.42
73.33
2005
 
11,379
136.8
-0.78
0.06
0.42
71.23
2006
 
11,426
137.4
0.41
0.06
0.41
70.10
2007
 
11,854
142.5
3.75
0.06
0.43
71.60
2008
 
11,795
141.8
-0.50
0.06
0.42
71.43
2009
 
11,648
140.1
-1.25
0.06
0.41
73.23
2010
 
11,647
140.1
-0.01
0.06
0.41
74.08
2011
 
11,550
138.9
-0.83
0.06
0.41
72.59
2012
 
11,598
139.5
0.42
0.06
0.42
72.94
2013
 
12,102
145.5
4.35
0.06
0.43
75.33
2014
 
12,250
147.3
1.22
0.06
0.44
75.09
2015
 
12,708
152.8
3.74
0.06
0.46
77.00
2016
 
12,800
153.9
0.72
0.06
0.46
76.55
2017
 
12,773
153.6
-0.21
0.05
0.45
75.50
Source: Calculations by the California Regional Economic Analysis Project (CA-REAP)
with data provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
November 2018
REAP_PI_CA1400_1000_PSN
 
   

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California:
Total Employment, 1969-2017
 
1969
 
9,032,738
100.0
N
9.92
0.46
101.31
1970
 
9,056,897
100.3
0.27
9.92
0.45
100.99
1971
 
9,036,074
100.0
-0.23
9.87
0.44
100.30
1972
 
9,368,468
103.7
3.68
9.93
0.46
100.99
1973
 
9,843,939
109.0
5.08
10.00
0.47
101.29
1974
 
10,163,089
112.5
3.24
10.15
0.48
102.29
1975
 
10,286,346
113.9
1.21
10.40
0.48
104.05
1976
 
10,632,968
117.7
3.37
10.47
0.48
103.81
1977
 
11,119,255
123.1
4.57
10.59
0.50
104.08
1978
 
11,815,943
130.8
6.27
10.77
0.52
104.76
1979
 
12,460,727
138.0
5.46
11.01
0.54
106.35
1980
 
12,761,955
141.3
2.42
11.20
0.54
106.89
1981
 
12,934,962
143.2
1.36
11.26
0.53
106.35
1982
 
12,862,878
142.4
-0.56
11.27
0.52
105.16
1983
 
13,182,023
145.9
2.48
11.40
0.52
105.08
1984
 
13,796,978
152.7
4.67
11.45
0.53
104.45
1985
 
14,284,986
158.1
3.54
11.54
0.54
103.83
1986
 
14,709,923
162.9
2.97
11.65
0.54
103.25
1987
 
15,300,046
169.4
4.01
11.81
0.55
103.02
1988
 
16,021,802
177.4
4.72
12.00
0.56
103.04
1989
 
16,425,901
181.8
2.52
12.06
0.56
101.89
1990
 
16,834,515
186.4
2.49
12.17
0.56
101.40
1991
 
16,750,052
185.4
-0.50
12.17
0.55
101.06
1992
 
16,390,983
181.5
-2.14
11.86
0.53
98.24
1993
 
16,367,123
181.2
-0.15
11.63
0.52
96.63
1994
 
16,540,724
183.1
1.06
11.47
0.53
95.87
1995
 
16,939,791
187.5
2.41
11.45
0.53
96.21
1996
 
17,341,994
192.0
2.37
11.48
0.54
96.59
1997
 
17,667,115
195.6
1.87
11.43
0.54
95.95
1998
 
18,432,219
204.1
4.33
11.63
0.56
97.26
1999
 
18,855,775
208.7
2.30
11.67
0.56
97.23
2000
 
19,228,440
212.9
1.98
11.63
0.57
96.53
2001
 
19,341,458
214.1
0.59
11.69
0.56
96.58
2002
 
19,358,164
214.3
0.09
11.73
0.56
96.71
2003
 
19,478,671
215.6
0.62
11.74
0.55
96.61
2004
 
19,784,145
219.0
1.57
11.72
0.56
96.45
2005
 
20,126,877
222.8
1.73
11.68
0.56
96.33
2006
 
20,505,187
227.0
1.88
11.66
0.57
96.58
2007
 
20,888,396
231.3
1.87
11.63
0.58
96.68
2008
 
20,654,292
228.7
-1.12
11.52
0.56
95.74
2009
 
19,837,628
219.6
-3.95
11.42
0.54
94.82
2010
 
19,642,444
217.5
-0.98
11.36
0.53
94.15
2011
 
19,986,021
221.3
1.75
11.35
0.53
93.89
2012
 
20,666,908
228.8
3.41
11.55
0.54
95.37
2013
 
21,319,995
236.0
3.16
11.69
0.56
96.43
2014
 
21,998,371
243.5
3.18
11.81
0.57
97.25
2015
 
22,688,560
251.2
3.14
11.92
0.58
98.05
2016
 
23,169,071
256.5
2.12
11.98
0.59
98.61
2017
 
23,584,800
261.1
1.79
12.02
0.60
99.07
Source: Calculations by the California Regional Economic Analysis Project (CA-REAP)
with data provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
November 2018
REAP_PI_CA1400_1000_PSN
 
   

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United States:
Total Employment, 1969-2017
 
1969
 
91,053,200
100.0
N
0.45
1970
 
91,277,600
100.2
0.25
0.45
1971
 
91,581,400
100.6
0.33
0.44
1972
 
94,312,200
103.6
2.98
0.45
1973
 
98,427,500
108.1
4.36
0.47
1974
 
100,111,800
109.9
1.71
0.47
1975
 
98,900,600
108.6
-1.21
0.46
1976
 
101,591,200
111.6
2.72
0.47
1977
 
105,042,200
115.4
3.40
0.48
1978
 
109,686,600
120.5
4.42
0.49
1979
 
113,147,100
124.3
3.15
0.50
1980
 
113,983,200
125.2
0.74
0.50
1981
 
114,914,000
126.2
0.82
0.50
1982
 
114,163,300
125.4
-0.65
0.49
1983
 
115,645,700
127.0
1.30
0.49
1984
 
120,528,100
132.4
4.22
0.51
1985
 
123,796,700
136.0
2.71
0.52
1986
 
126,232,300
138.6
1.97
0.53
1987
 
129,548,400
142.3
2.63
0.53
1988
 
133,563,900
146.7
3.10
0.55
1989
 
136,177,800
149.6
1.96
0.55
1990
 
138,330,900
151.9
1.58
0.55
1991
 
137,612,800
151.1
-0.52
0.54
1992
 
138,166,100
151.7
0.40
0.54
1993
 
140,774,400
154.6
1.89
0.54
1994
 
144,196,600
158.4
2.43
0.55
1995
 
147,915,800
162.4
2.58
0.56
1996
 
151,056,200
165.9
2.12
0.56
1997
 
154,541,200
169.7
2.31
0.57
1998
 
158,481,200
174.1
2.55
0.57
1999
 
161,531,300
177.4
1.92
0.58
2000
 
165,370,800
181.6
2.38
0.59
2001
 
165,522,200
181.8
0.09
0.58
2002
 
165,095,100
181.3
-0.26
0.57
2003
 
165,921,500
182.2
0.50
0.57
2004
 
168,839,700
185.4
1.76
0.58
2005
 
172,338,400
189.3
2.07
0.58
2006
 
175,868,600
193.1
2.05
0.59
2007
 
179,543,700
197.2
2.09
0.60
2008
 
179,213,900
196.8
-0.18
0.59
2009
 
173,636,700
190.7
-3.11
0.57
2010
 
172,901,700
189.9
-0.42
0.56
2011
 
176,091,700
193.4
1.84
0.57
2012
 
178,979,700
196.6
1.64
0.57
2013
 
182,325,100
200.2
1.87
0.58
2014
 
186,235,800
204.5
2.14
0.58
2015
 
190,317,800
209.0
2.19
0.59
2016
 
193,368,900
212.4
1.60
0.60
2017
 
196,132,200
215.4
1.43
0.60
Source: Calculations by the California Regional Economic Analysis Project (CA-REAP)
with data provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis
November 2018
REAP_PI_CA1400_1000_PN
 
   
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