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  ECONOMY OVERVIEW
  

The unemployment rate in Oakland, California, is 8.90%, with job growth of 0.69%. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 32.50%.

Oakland, California Taxes
Oakland, California,sales tax rate is 9.00%. Income tax is 6.00%.

Oakland, California Income and Salaries

The income per capita is $31,930, which includes all adults and children. The median household income is $51,683.

  ECONOMYOakland, CaliforniaUnited States
  Unemployment Rate  8.90%6.30%
  Recent Job Growth  0.69%1.18%
  Future Job Growth  32.50%36.10%
  Sales Taxes  9.00%6.00%
  Income Taxes  6.00%4.72%
  Income per Cap.  $31,930$28,051
  Household Income  $51,683$53,046
  Family Median Income  $59,459$64,585
  ESTIMATED HOUSEHOLDS BY HOUSEHOLD INCOME
  Income Less Than 15K  15.66%12.61%
  Income between 15K and 20K  6.26%5.33%
  Income between 20K and 30K  10.16%10.57%
  Income between 30K and 40K  8.66%9.90%
  Income between 40K and 50K  7.88%8.95%
  Income between 50K and 60K  7.49%8.08%
  Income between 60K and 75K  8.43%10.09%
  Income between 75K and 100K  10.48%12.25%
  Income between 100K and 150K  12.23%12.82%
  Income between 150K and 200K  5.83%4.78%
  Income greater than 200K  6.92%4.64%
  POPULATION BY OCCUPATION
  Management, business, finance  15.96%14.36%
  Engineering, computers, science  6.86%5.24%
  Community, social services  2.61%1.66%
  Legal  2.03%1.17%
  Education, library  6.87%6.10%
  Arts, design, media, sports, entertainment  4.21%1.88%
  Healthcare practitioners and technology  3.81%5.49%
  Healthcare support  1.91%2.47%
  Firefighters, law enforcement  1.96%2.24%
  Food preparation, serving  6.00%5.61%
  Building maintenance  4.54%3.97%
  Personal care  5.41%3.54%
  Sales, office, administrative support  20.83%24.89%
  Farming, fishing, forestry  0.27%0.73%
  Construction, extraction, maintenance/repair  7.16%8.56%
  Production, transportation, material moving  9.57%12.10%

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  ECONOMY COMMENTS
  
Best Weather in The U.S. says PG&E
Years ago, I read in the PG&E newsletter included with the electric bill that Oakland has the least heating days and least air conditioning days of any city of it's size... (read more)
pretty fabulous weather in oakland
nice breezes blow in off the bay in the summer - you don't even need air conditioning. and perfect climate for gardening 10 months of the... (read more)
Mercedes Repair and Parts in Oakland CA
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  GENERAL COMMENTS
  
The New Face of Oakland
Oakland is rapidly changing from a working class city to one filled with tech refugees from the high priced San Francisco. The good news is we have more restaurants,... (read more)
re: Could not wait to leave Oakland - 5/9/2007
Asher, I'll assume that Oakland could not wait until you left. You depict Oakland in ways that start at hysterical (in both senses of the word) and end up in outright... (read more)
re: Could not wait to leave Oakland - 5/9/2007
There are much more negative facts than good in Oakland. Especially when the East, West and Downtown Oakland are considered dangerous place to live and even visit. Unity... (read more)
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