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     Unemployment Rate & Labor Force title
The unemployment rate, civilian labor force, civilian employment, and civilian unemployment measure the economic status of the residents in a geographic area.

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What's Included in Labor Force Data?
The Unemployment Rate and Labor Force data are based upon "place of residence" – where people live, regardless of where they work.  Individuals who have more than one job are counted only once.

Civilian Labor Force is the sum of civilian employment and civilian unemployment.

Civilian Employment includes all individuals who worked during the week including the 12th of the month.

Civilian Unemployment includes those individuals who were not working but were able, available, and actively looking for work.

Unemployment Rate is the number of unemployed divided by the labor force then multiplied by 100.

Geography – California, metropolitan areas, counties, cities, and Workforce Investment Areas.

Local Area Profile
Get unemployment rates, industry employment, wages economic indicators, population, and more for the State or a county

These Data Are Also Called
  • Unemployment data
  • Press Release data
  • Economic indicator data
  • Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS)

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