Data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, analyzed by SYNEVA Economics of North Carolina, reports that the Visalia-Porterville MSA posted a 2.6% employment growth rate from October 2015 to 2016, ranking it above Fresno, Kings and Kern Counties. In fact, Tulare County is ranks #70 among the 387 MSA’s nationally. Comparatively, Kings County is 378, Fresno is 222 and Kern is 196 nationally. Data shows that Tulare County employment growth has exceeded the national average 25 of the last 26 months.
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