The LEAP Report® – February Edition

Posted on March 6, 2017 by LEAPROS™ The LEAP Report®

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Thank you for reviewing our monthly employment report designed for Local Employers And Professionals (LEAP®), as our mission is to bring innovation and a heightened level of integrity to our industry.  This complimentary resource provides the latest information about the Southern California job market, along with cutting-edge education and job search materials for the disciplines we serve.  If you would like to be added or removed from our monthly mailing list, please let us know.   

Job Market Perspective

The State of California continues to enjoy a positive economic climate and data trends, pointing to another year of strong economic growth. According to The Conference Board, the Sunshine State’s consumer confidence rose in January to its highest level since May 2007, which was 10 percent higher than the index average for all of 2016. Another report published by Gallup also ranked California’s consumer confidence the second-highest in the nation. Unemployment rates remained low at the end of 2016, including 5 percent in California and 4.7 percent in Los Angeles County. Orange County reached a nine-year low of 3.5 percent, which can be attributed to strong job creation in sectors such as retail, financial services, professional services, construction and trade. 

 Many factors are expected to bolster the US economy in 2017 including proposed tax and regulatory reforms, strong consumer spending, a stable housing market, government stimulus, and a strong appetite for continued corporate growth. Although consumer confidence outside of California moderated in January, most households remained upbeat about the job market, suggesting the national economy will continue to grow. All data points evaluated in this newsletter suggest improved, but guarded optimism, until the new administration announces specific proposals and initiatives aimed at maintaining a pace of forward economic momentum.

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