EDC to present employment data for San Juan County

What were the final numbers for employment in San Juan County in 2011?  What will the trends be this upcoming year?

Join Washington State’s Regional Labor Economist, Dr. Reinhold Groepler, as he discusses employment trends and future in San Juan County.  The presentation will be held on Orcas Island, Thursday, March 8, from 9 to 10:30 a.m.

The presentation will be held in community room of the Orcas Island Fire Hall in Eastsound.

Groepler is the Regional Labor Economist for Washington State and works as part of the Labor Markets and Economic Analysis unit of Employment Security Department, specializing in Labor Market Information analysis.  He was formerly a legislative economist for tax and investment policy in New Mexico, a tactical planner for natural gas and power markets, and a senior economist for the Oregon Department of Revenue.  He has taught economics and statistics at the University of Washington, Tacoma campus.

His presentation will cover labor force and employment data from 2011, likely trends in 2012, as well as commuting patterns.  It will include a discussion of, and tables for, the occupations and demographics for the unemployed of San Juan County and the region.