Employment

In 2012, the unemployment rate in the City of South Lake Tahoe was 14.1% compared to the California statewide average of 10.5%.

How Tahoe Measures Employment

Employment is required for residents in the Lake Tahoe Region to earn an income and provide necessary goods and services for their families. Employment numbers can be compared to population, age distribution, and per capita income to indicate how job increases and losses are affecting the region’s residents, the economic health of a community, and the overall quality of life of community residents.

California Employment

This indicator measures the annual average employment numbers for several California communities in the Lake Tahoe Region. Annual employment numbers are not available for communities in the Nevada portion of Tahoe or residents in the California portion of the Lake Tahoe Region who live outside of defined Census Designated Place (CDP). However, the portion of the total population of the Lake Tahoe Region whom resides within defined CDPs in the California portion of the Tahoe Basin is roughly 70% so this indicator is a good proxy for employment numbers for the entire Lake Tahoe Region.

By: California Employment
: 05/04/2017

California Unemployment Rate

Unemployment is the estimated number of people who are not employed, but actively seeking work each week. Economists often use the unemployment rate, which is unemployment divided by the labor force, as a regional economic measure. Rising unemployment may indicate recessionary levels of economic activity in the community. Alternatively, falling unemployment indicates economic expansion. Communities that host many seasonal jobs have high annual unemployment even if levels are low during peak months. In such areas, creating more year-round jobs can reduce annual unemployment rates. The California Unemployment Rate Indicator provides a proxy for overall unemployment in the Tahoe Basin, as it only includes data for roughly 70% of the eligible work force of the California portion of the Lake Tahoe Region and does not include workers residing in the Nevada portion of the region.

This indicator measures the annual average unemployment rate for California communities in the Lake Tahoe Region. Annual unemployment rates are not available for communities in the Nevada portion of the region or residents in the California portion of the region who live outside of defined Census Designated Place (CDP). However, the portion of the total population of the Lake Tahoe Region whom resides within defined CDPs in the California portion of Tahoe is roughly 70% so this indicator is a good proxy for employment numbers for the entire region.

By: California Unemployment Rate
: 05/04/2017

What is Tahoe Doing to Improve Employment

The Sustainable Communities Program is not currently reporting any action or leading indicators to improve employment.

Learn More/Get Involved

Learn more about the data presented here at the California Employment Divisision.