The Census Bureau has released the latest estimates from the American Community Survey for all cities in California with a population of 60,000 or more with sufficient data to estimate the percent in labor force. We have crunched the numbers and the rankings are in. See the 142 places in California with the highest percent in labor force below, and the lowest percent in labor force places at the bottom of the list.
People in the labor force include those employed as a civilian or the armed forces plus those that are unemployed and looking for work. Students that aren't working, home makers, retirees, and institutionalized people are not included in the labor force. Having a high percentage of people in the labor force can help local governments because of an increase in amount of tax revenue and fewer costs for social programs.
The California percent in labor force from the latest estimates is 63.7% and has risen 0.6% from 63.3%.
This year saw several big changes. Mountain View, CA rose from #6 to #1, Santa Barbara, CA rose from #52 to #2, San Francisco, CA rose from #10 to #4, Redwood City, CA fell from #1 to #5, and Tustin, CA fell from #2 to #6.