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California’s 2005 Statewide Diversion Rate Estimate

Figure 1: Percent Change in Employment By Industry, 2004-2005

The following is one of three charts provided as part of the analysis of California’s 2005 statewide diversion rate estimate. As explained in this analysis, the increase in disposal was higher than in the prior year. California‚Äôs 2005 construction activity growth, and the challenges associated with diverting construction and demolition (C&D) debris, may have significantly contributed to this increase in disposal. Staff analysis shows that there is a relationship between disposal tonnage and construction activity. Figure 2 and Figure 3 are also provided as part of this analysis.

This particular chart shows that the California construction industry employment sector showed the largest percent change in employment during 2005. While overall industry employment increased about 1.6 percent, construction employment increased about 6.5 percent.

Percent Change in Employment by Industry, 2004-2005*

A bar graph showing the growth in California employment, by industry sector, between 2004 and 2005.

*Federal Fiscal Year (October-September)
Source: Employment Development Department

Above data presented as a table:
Federal Fiscal Year Overall Construction Manufacturing Wholesale Trade Retail Trade Information Services Real Estate Services Education and Health Services Leisure and Hospitality Services Other Services Government
2004-2005 1.6% 6.5% 0.2% 1.2% 1.1% 1.1% 2.0% 1.6% 2.7% 1.2% 0.0%

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Last updated: July 24, 2007
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