View the economic impacts of benefit payments in Fiscal Year 2015-16 by California legislative districts and counties.

The maps represent the economic impacts per benefit recipient relative to Gross Regional Product per capita (weighted economic impacts). The weighted economic impacts describe how each additional benefit dollar affects an area's economy.

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County Economic Impact Weighted Economic Impact1 Employment Supported
Alameda $738,734,442 $0.53 4,729
Alpine $894,339 $0.30 8
Amador $66,822,603 $0.86 505
Butte $263,969,472 $0.86 2,009
Calaveras $47,263,263 $1.02 399
Colusa $6,356,301 $0.26 44
Contra Costa $525,953,989 $0.56 3,314
Del Norte $27,711,141 $0.74 210
El Dorado $301,015,377 $0.92 2,203
Fresno $369,668,424 $0.68 2,755
Glenn $12,545,298 $0.36 101
Humboldt $128,914,465 $0.77 1,040
Imperial $31,438,227 $0.39 249
Inyo $16,254,867 $0.36 135
Kern $290,423,034 $0.57 2,186
Kings $63,138,064 $0.49 461
Lake $35,958,181 $0.73 282
Lassen $43,325,012 $0.68 316
Los Angeles $2,196,854,870 $0.44 14,243
Madera $72,834,168 $0.67 523
Marin $108,095,454 $0.39 695
Mariposa $11,330,157 $0.45 88
Mendocino $49,549,205 $0.68 403
Merced $63,469,640 $0.57 490
Modoc $6,039,492 $0.41 48
Mono $5,728,890 $0.35 43
Monterey $202,648,562 $0.55 1,430
Napa $128,024,727 $0.47 896
Nevada $115,364,730 $0.75 897
Orange $1,291,615,400 $0.52 8,060
Placer $583,476,192 $0.75 3,916
Plumas $13,599,742 $0.49 108
Riverside $1,137,261,297 $0.99 8,573
Sacramento $1,972,936,976 $0.66 13,296
San Benito $20,126,294 $0.56 146
San Bernardino $849,989,959 $0.76 6,639
San Diego $1,033,533,660 $0.44 6,998
San Francisco $124,178,177 $0.17 658
San Joaquin $318,109,786 $0.72 2,309
San Luis Obispo $412,254,503 $0.75 3,131
San Mateo $210,227,041 $0.21 1,245
Santa Barbara $151,452,067 $0.49 1,070
Santa Clara $589,235,663 $0.21 3,466
Santa Cruz $228,172,484 $0.81 1,662
Shasta $235,434,847 $0.93 1,841
Sierra $1,771,371 $0.52 16
Siskiyou $37,829,889 $0.56 302
Solano $347,049,540 $0.57 2,400
Sonoma $388,819,563 $0.70 2,777
Stanislaus $205,358,018 $0.73 1,549
Sutter $65,630,197 $0.77 502
Tehama $36,814,598 $0.75 281
Trinity $8,231,988 $0.54 70
Tulare $157,902,472 $0.58 1,213
Tuolumne $73,458,353 $0.83 565
Ventura $337,589,043 $0.60 2,312
Yolo $164,601,178 $0.43 1,114
Yuba $25,819,736 $0.36 193

Footnotes

  1. Computed by dividing the economic impact per number of benefit recipients relative to Gross Regional Product (GRP) per capita. This value represents the magnitude of the economic impacts generated by CalPERS benefit payments, and describes how each additional benefit dollar affects a region's economy.

    Note: Areas with larger GRP and concentrations of CalPERS benefit recipients tend to generate larger dollar economic impacts, while areas with smaller GRPs generate smaller dollar economic impacts. On a per capita basis, areas with large GRPs tend to mitigate the economic impact of CalPERS benefit payments because the payments represent a smaller share of the area's overall economy.