Labor Market Information

Curious about the labor market in Humboldt County? Then you've come to the right place.

Information on labor trends, occupational wages and projections in Humboldt County

  • Labor Market Information for Humboldt County -- California’s Employment Development Departments excellent and extensive site with an overview of local labor market information including employment and unemployment, industry data, wages, consumer price index and more
  • Targets of Opportunity -- The North Coast's targets of opportunity are the region's most promising areas for economic and workforce development. They include specific industry sectors drawn from both the region's export-oriented base clusters and support sectors-focusing on the highest growth sectors in terms of jobs, wages, and firms since 1990. Each target of opportunity includes elements that are export-oriented, population-driven, and offer career potential for local residents.
  • Occupations of Opportunity -- The Redwood Coast’s occupations of opportunity build upon the region’s initial targets of opportunity report to identify key occupations and potential career pathways within and among the Redwood Coast’s targets of opportunity. This report highlights high-demand occupations, cross-industry patterns, replacement jobs, gateway skills required, gateway abilities required, and occupations across wage levels with similar educational requirements (transferability potential).
  • SocioEconomic Profile of Humboldt County -- A report prepared by the Headwaters Economic Group that contains tables and figures that illustrate long-term trends in population; employment and personal income by industry; average earnings; business development; retirement and other non-labor income; commuting patterns; agriculture; and earnings by industry.
  • Occupational Outlook -- The Job Market also provides employers with relevant information on a range of labor market issues, including job and industry growth trends and forecasts in its annual Occupational Outlook publication. Information found in this document includes:
    • Salary and wage data
    • Labor force availability
    • Occupational qualifications and advancement opportunities
    • Local training directory

You will need Adobe Acrobat to view the Occupational Outlook publication. If you do not have it on your computer, you can download Adobe Acrobat here for free.

Additional requests for labor market information (LMI) may be made by contacting the Labor Market Consultant at the Job Market. The Labor Market Consultant can help employers find, access, and use labor market information products and services, as well as provide custom research for agencies involved in workforce preparation and economic development Call The Job Market at (707) 441-JOBS for more details and to speak to the LMI Consultant.

Local, state and national business resources available to the employer

  • Employment Development Department Services for Employers -- Employer Advisory Council & its seminars; employment tax information such as forums, filing tax returns, small business assistance; recruitment & referral services; unemployment insurance; disability information; labor market information including typical wages; hiring tax credits.
  • Northcoast Prosperity -- The Northcoast Prosperity Network brings together key business service providers who have integrated their operations to maximize the efficiency and range of services available to local businesses and Industry Clusters.
  • Social Security Administration -- Visit Social Security's Web site for assistance with verifying Social Security numbers, for answers to general questions about W-2 filing, for answers to questions about selling items to Social Security, for Social Security Employer Services Online, for help with registering, and for online wage reporting services.
  • U.S. Small Business Administration -- The U.S. Small Business Administration provides financial, technical and management assistance to help Americans start, run, and grow their businesses.
  • California Chamber of Commerce -- The Chamber web site offers California-specific information to help you comply with complex regulations and laws, as well as small business and other assistance.
  • California Professional & Business License Handbook -- The California Professional & Business License Handbook is an online reference guide with state licenses, permits, registrations, and certifications required by law to do business in California.
  • California Economic Development -- Various types of business assistance such as information on regulations and on working with the government.
  • Business.gov -- The U.S. Business Advisor exists to provide business with one-stop access to federal government information, services, and transactions.