Geographic Information Systems (GIS) / Interactive Maps


Labor Force and Unemployment Interactive Map

The interactive map below displays non-seasonally adjusted California Labor Force and Unemployment Data for all 58 counties and 21 major cities ranked by population size. These maps and associated data are updated monthly at the time of the official EDD Press Release. Please refer to the EDD Data Release Schedule to see the next planned update.

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Static Maps

Monthly Press Release Maps (maps in color)
This is a set of four maps showing prior month county unemployment rates, year-over change in county unemployment rates, nonfarm jobs among California areas, and year-over change in nonfarm jobs among California areas.

County Unemployment Rates Maps
Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) annual average county unemployment rates for 2005 through 2009 displayed in thematic maps.

LMID Economic Regions and Subregions for Regional Economic Analysis Profiles:
Regional Economic Analysis Profiles will be developed for the 8 primary and 21 secondary regions detailed in this map.

LWIA Statewide Maps
Updated map coming soon. Statewide maps created for the California Workforce Investment Board showing the LWIA's, listing the areas and member counties and/or cities, and showing the America's Job Center of CaliforniaSM locations. If you would like a poster size map (36 x 43), please Contact LMI and ask for the GIS team.

LWIA Map
This map shows the LWIA boundaries effective July 1, 2011.

LWIA Individual Area Maps
This map series contains a map for each Local Workforce Investment Area, America's Job Center of CaliforniaSM locations, major cities and major roads are also shown. Current statewide maps are not available. Use the EDD Office Locator to find an office or contact us online through Ask EDD.

LWIA Interactive Map
This is an interactive map for workforce development partners, showing Job Center locations and affiliates, and related geographic data. The free software, ESRI ArcReader, is used to open and explore the map and data.

Links to Labor Market Information by Metropolitan Area

Metropolitan Areas in California
This map shows the 2003 Metropolitan Area (MA) definitions.

Metropolitan Statistical Areas in California
This map shows the 1990 Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) definitions.

County-to-County Commute Patterns
The Labor Market Information Division (LMID) has developed maps for the state and selected counties based on the Census 2000 data about California residents and county commute patterns. View maps by county that show the number of commuters to and from surrounding counties.

Commute Maps (statewide)
The U.S. Census collects worker data once every decade. The county commute pattern maps include four statewide maps showing the percentage and number of commuters into and out of California counties, and a map for each county.

Agricultural Employment in California
These maps show Annual Average Agricultural Employment for 2007 through 2012. Agricultural Region boundaries are also shown on the maps.

Map for Year:   2012  |   2011  |   2010  |   2009  |   2008  |  2007

Special Interest Reports and Maps

California Counties and Metropolitan Areas: FIPS Numbers
The maps and charts show Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA), Metropolitan Divisions (MD), and County boundaries. FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standards) Codes are included for each.

California's Green Economy
LMID conducted a survey to estimate the number of green jobs and green business practices. These maps provide visuals of some of the data reported in the California's Green Economy Summary of Survey Results. Distribution of Green Employment, Green Jobs by Economic Strategy Panel Region, Industries with Green Jobs.

City of Los Angeles City Council Districts
The maps and charts show three years of employment data in construction and arts, entertainment, and recreation for the Los Angeles City Council Districts.

Employment Potentially Affected by Rise in Sea Level: Mississippi Coast
The maps and charts show business establishments that could be affected if the ocean rises along the Mississippi coast. Potential flooding is shown at six different inundation levels. A chart is included showing the amount of workers that could be affected at each inundation level. This project was conducted for the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the State of Mississippi Department of Employment Security. The data resulting from the analysis will be used in further analysis and mapping by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Goods Producing Industry Employment by Congressional District
The map and charts show the distribution of employment in Goods Producing Industries (Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting; Mining; Construction; and Manufacturing) by Congressional District.

Labor Market Risks of a Magnitude 6.9 Earthquake in Alameda County
The Labor Market Information Division (LMID) participated in a study of the labor market risks of a large earthquake on the Hayward Fault. LMID worked with BLS and the California Geological Survey. The results of our analysis were published in a BLS Regional Report, September 2007, and in the Monthly Labor Market Review, December 2007.

Potential Effect on California Business Establishments of the Magnitude 7.2 Earthquake in Baja California, Mexico, April 4, 2010
The map and analysis show the potential impact of the Baja California earthquake on the nearby California business establishments.

The fire map and analysis show the potential economic impact of the Southern California Fires in October 2007. The map and an article were published online in November 2007 and linked to from a Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) publication about the wildfires. The map and analysis done by the GIS team assisted the Area Services Group (ASG) staff in producing their 2007 Fire Report. We obtained fire perimeter files from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Web site to analyze fourth quarter 2006 QCEW files for potential impact of establishments, employment, and wages caused by the fires.

Customized Data Requests
LMID staff works with customers to provide custom data tabulations requiring greater industry or geographic detail than published on the Web site. If you have custom requests, please Contact LMI.