According to the California Employment Development Department, 31,000 jobs were added in Orange County the past 12 months, an increase of 2.2%. The largest annual increase was in the construction sector with 8,600 jobs added, followed by professional and business services, which added 8,100 jobs. The unemployment rate in Orange County was 5.8% in February 2014, unchanged from a revised 5.8% in January, and below the year-ago estimate of 6.6%. This rate compares with an unadjusted unemployment rate of 8.5% for California and 7.0% for the nation during the same period.
Source : Cushman & Wakefield