Socioeconomic Impacts in California

The BLM's management of public lands in California supported more than 25,500 jobs in Fiscal Year 2013.  Most of the jobs were related to oil and gas, which resulted in an economic impact of about $2.8 billion. The overall BLM economic impact was about $6.7 billion.  This table provides employment and economic output by category.  Economic output data are in millions of dollars.


SOCIOECONOMIC IMPACTS
Energy
Recreation
Timber
Grazing


Category

Impacts

 

Employment

Output ($million)

 

Direct

Total

Direct

Total

Recreation

2,995

4,715

319.5

601.2

Energy 

Oil and Gas

3,421

8,604

1,875.0

2,839.0

Coal

Non-Metallic Minerals*

 964

2,071

260.2

462.0

Wind

124

703

10.1

124.8

Geothermal

345

600

38.5

125.3

Solar

3,380

8,305

525.4

1,619.3

Total Energy1

8,234

20,283

2,980.2

6,106.5

Timber

23

59

4.4

11.3

Grazing

196

472

24.7

63.2

Total, All Categories1

 11,448

25,529

3,328.8

6,782.2

1Totals may not add up exactly, owing to rounding.

*Does not include hardrock minerals.


Jobs and Revenue: Click States for Data
Colorado: 28,260 jobs supported; $6.8 billion overall economic impact Wyoming: 95,599 jobs supported; $26.7 billion overall economic impact New Mexico: 58,034 jobs supported; $12.6 billion overall economic impact Kansas: 394 jobs supported; $74.5 million overall economic impact North Dakota: 6,328 jobs supported; $1.4 billion overall economic impact Oklahoma: 1,160 jobs supported; $253.2 million overall economic impact Texas: 1,269 jobs supported; $375.1 million overall economic impact Eastern States: 5,330 jobs supported; $1.1 billion overall economic impact South Dakota: 143 jobs supported; $22.4 million overall economic impact Nebraska: 179 jobs supported; $34.9 million overall economic impact Montana: 9,679 jobs supported; $1.5 billion overall economic impact Idaho: 7,266 jobs supported; $798 million overall economic impact Utah: 30,594 jobs supported; $6.1 billion overall economic impact Arizona: 4,855 jobs supported; $517.9 million overall economic impact Washington: 403 jobs supported; $53.3 million overall economic impact Oregon: 9,935 jobs supported; $1.3 billion overall economic impact Nevada: 5,009 jobs supported; $628.9 million overall economic impact California: 22,870 jobs supported; $4.9 billion overall economic impact Alaska: 1,084 jobs supported; $254.7 million overall economic impact

Related Content Available

Thumbnail of BLM factsheet coverA PDF version of data from BLM's current “A Sound Investment for America,” is available for download by clicking this link