San Joaquin County employment is currently increasing. Before the recession, San Joaquin County’s employed population was slightly more than 250,000 people, but in 2016, the county surpassed pre-recession employed populations by more than 40,000 workers and continues to climb past 300,000 workers (see graph below).
As the second graph reveals, San Joaquin County is improving from high unemployment following the recession, and continues to decrease to around 8% in 2016.
Employment is on the rise in San Joaquin County, according to Center for Business and Policy Research. They project that employment numbers will grow dramatically over the next 40+ years. Not only is employment going to grow in San Joaquin County, but the number of jobs in different fields are projected to grow as well. CBPR forecasts the highest growth in the government sector. Job Industries