The Ventura County economy is characterized by a healthy diversity of industry sectors. For a window into what’s driving the regional economy, we’ve selected six key industry sectors to track over time, improving our ability to understand fundamental employment trends and increasing resiliency by being able to better prepare for shocks to the regional system due to natural disasters, economic downturns, and health pandemics. These sectors include agriculture, manufacturing, construction, health services, professional/scientific/technical services, and leisure & hospitality. These industry clusters contribute substantially to the economic output of the county and contain the largest employment base, hence keeping a watchful eye out for trends in these clusters may improve the County’s ability to respond to industry needs and contribute to policy decisions.
The indicators contained in this section track the total quantity of jobs in the sector in order to gauge how the sector is evolving over time and what support and/or capacity is required to sustain the sector.
Naval Base Ventura County is included in this section as its own category due to the nature of its employment data. NBVC has significant direct and indirect economic impact in Ventura County, employing thousands of middle- and upper-skilled workers in addition to providing subcontracts for services throughout the county.
Click on industry sector title to display data and trends. References: All data and statistics in this section are derived from the California Employment Development Department and USBLS Quarterly Census on Employment and Wages.