- OC Ranks 3rd Nationally In Population Density
- OC ranks 10th among U.S. Cybercities in High Tech
- Ranks 32nd among nations in the World: 1999GNP
- 38.17 million people visited OC in 1999
- OC ranks 4th nationally in Median Household Income
- OC Ranks 4th nationally in % of Households with
Income of 50,000+
- OC Ranks 2nd Nationally in Retail Sales per Household
- 60% of OC Residents Own 2+ Vehicles
Orange County’s labor force numbered more than
1.6 million in 2005, a gain of 1.3 percent from the
previous year.2 The county’s 2005 unemployment
rate declined to 3.8 percent, considerably lower than
the state’s rate of 5.4 percent for the same year.
As shown on the right, since 2001, Orange County has
recorded an unemployment rate consistently lower than
the rate for California.
Orange County’s industries have gained 75,400
jobs since 2001, cumulative growth of more than 5 percent.
As shown to the right, financial activities; educational
and health services; and natural resources, mining,
and construction led job growth, gaining 69,700 jobs.
Within financial activities, the finance and insurance
sector gained 27,200 jobs, while within educational
and health services, almost 81 percent of the growth
(15,100 jobs), was in the health care and social assistance
component. Over the profiled years, jobs in construction
were up by 18,600, or 23 percent; professional and business
services also gained 18,600 jobs over these years. Industries
recording job loss were: manufacturing; information;
and agriculture. The greatest job loss (-25,800 jobs),
occurred in manufacturing, specifically the durable
goods manufacturing component (-19,800 jobs).