Labor Market Report

March 2018


Over the past year total jobs in the region increased by 20,000, or 2.1 percent.

  • Education and Health Services led the year-over gains with an increase of 6,400 jobs
  • Trade, Transportation, and Utilities added 3,700 jobs
  • Retail Trade grew by 1,900 jobs
  • Government gained 5,600 jobs
    • State government grew by 2,900 jobs
    • Local government picked up 2,800 jobs
  • Only three major industries experienced job reductions from last March
    • Other Services (down 1,000 jobs)
    • Professional and Business Services (down 500 jobs)
    • Information (down 600 jobs)


Placer: 3.2%
El Dorado: 3.8%
Alpine: 4.2%


Sacramento Roseville Arden Arcade MSA

Number of Job Ads vs. Number of Unemployed

Employers with Most Job Ads

Sutter Health 503
University of California, Davis 485
Dignity Health 452
Randstand 432
Kaiser Permanente 373
Robert Half International 338
Centene 315
General Electric 274
Target Corporation 255
Accenture 246

Cities with Most Job Ads

Occupations with Most Job Ads

Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 812
Registered Nurses 803
Retail Salespersons 755
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 629
Customer Service Representatives 605
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 462
Computer Systems Analysts 440
Computer User Support Specialists 413
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 394
Software Developers, Applications 383

Note: The data provided does not suggest that the occupations of the unemployed directly align with the occupations of the advertised vacancies. Sources: Employment Development Department, Labor Market Information Division; Help Wanted Online from The Conference Board and WANTED Technologies