Workforce Development & Industry Data
MBEP’s Workforce Development Initiative seeks to create positive change through:
  • Collaborative approaches that bring new resources to the region
  • Amplify the impact of best practices
  • Assist with startups and expanding companies
  • Help better align education with job sectors
Please visit our Business Resources Workforce Development page to find additional resources and detailed information about programs to help develop our region's growing workforce.

Several organizations have provided reports about workforce development in the Monterey Bay Region. 


Our Workforce Development & Industry Employment Tool showcases key indicators including: Population, Labor Force, Employment, Industry wages, Occupation Wages, Population Compositions and Industry Establishments. It is an interactive tool that provides state, regional, county and city-level data.

Click here or the image below to begin your dashboard experiencePlease note: You can scroll over each graph and click on the "gear" icon to delve further into the data. Dashboard may take a moment to load.




For the latest labor market snapshot from the Monterey County Workforce Investment Board, please view the latest report Monterey County Labor Market Snapshot (December 2016) to view data on:
  • Unadjusted unemployment rates for Monterey County for December 2016
  • Monthly unemployment rate trends for Monterey County - December 2014 to December 2016
  • December 2016 unemployment stats including unemployment rate by city in Monterey County
  • Top 25 occupations with highest # of job openings in Monterey County on January 30, 2017
  • Top 20 employers with the highest # of job openings in Monterey County on January 30, 2017
  • Occupations from job openings with the highest paying mean (annual) wages in Monterey County on January 30, 2017
Economic Analysis Tool

The State of California Employment Development Department provides an interactive map and data table tool to provide information on Regional Economic Analysis Profiles. We have included that tool here for your convenience. 

Note: Please select Sub-Market (12) to view data for Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz Counties.

Geomapping of Industry Employment

Click on the image below to go to MBEP's Regional Geomapping Tool to see an interactive detailed look at select industry employment in the region.
Top Employers in the Region (2015)

The table below shows the top employers in the Monterey Bay region in 2015 based on employment data provided by AMBAG using data from Info USA Employment Data. City and County employment provided by Payday California .

1) AMBAG using Info USA Employment Data 2015 (Downloaded 9/14/2016)
2) City and County employment provided by Payday California 

Top 15 Employers - Monterey County
Rank Employer Main Location Industry Employees

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