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Economic Indicators: Orange County and SoCal


Economic Indicators: California and Orange County


SCAG Local Profiles 
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Geography: California

Southern California Association of Governments is an association of local governments and agencies that convenes to address regional issues.  Profiles covering SCAG constituent cities are released every two years, for these counties:  Imperial County / Los Angeles County / Orange County / Riverside County / San Bernardino County / Ventura County. 

  • Profiles cover housing, transportation, employment, retail, education, and health.  


Orange County Community Indicators
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Geography: California

Annual report that measures the overall quality of life in the Orange County community by tracking key indicators of economic, social and environmental well being.

California Labor Market Information
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Geography: California

County and City level labor market information. Includes wage and salary data, occupational projections, employment statistics, and education and training.


US Census County Business Patterns
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Geography: California

Historical economic data at the industry level within US counties. 


California Travel & Tourism Commission
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Geography: California

Operates the "Visit California" websites to promote the state.  Provides statistics, research, and promotional content to help stakeholder businesses improve their marketing efforts. 


What are indicators?

They are statistics about economic development or human welfare in a region, often presented as time series data, i.e. data for the same variable captured at different times, usually at a regular frequency, e.g. weekly, monthly, annually. 

Common Economic Indicators Common Social Indicators
Gross Domestic Product (GDP), output by sectors, private consumption, retail sales volume, employment, unemployment, average earnings, investment, productivity, inflation, producer input and output prices, current account, volume of trade in goods and services, exports, imports, public debt, and interest rates. Adult literacy, education expenditure, fertility rate, household income and time use, infant mortality, life expectancy, incidence of antisocial behaviour and criminal offences, income inequality, poverty rate, proportions of urban and rural population, social security expenditure, unemployment, voter turnout, and water and air quality.

Source: A Dictionary of Economics

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