The Employment Development Department (EDD) produces several Labor Market Information (LMI) publications that are available to the public online. These publications are generally produced weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annually. Occasionally, the EDD will produce special reports to inform the public of important economic trends. Below is a list of featured publications as well as links to all labor market information publications produced by the EDD.
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- California Labor Market and Economic Analysis 2012 (PDF)
- California Green Economy (PDF)
- Disability and the Labor Force in California, 2012 (PDF)
- Economic Profile of California’s Veterans Population (PDF)
- Labor Market Factsheet (PDF)
- Labor Underutilization Trends in California (PDF)
- Manufacturing Jobs in Demand in California (PDF)
- Self-Employment in California (PDF)
Recently Released Publications
- California’s Long-Term Unemployed Earnings Analysis (PDF) April 2014
- Economic Trends Affecting California’s Long-Term Unemployed (PDF) January 2014
- Health Care in California (PDF) October 2013
- Annual Labor Day Briefing (PDF) September 2013
- Does Being Green Make a Difference? (PDF) September 2013
- California’s Green Economy Trends (PDF) September 2013
- Economic Profile of California’s Veterans Population (PDF) September 2013
- CEC Alternative Fuels Vehicle Technology Report (PDF) August 2013
- Labor Market Review (PDF) Updated Monthly
- Regional Economic Bulletin (PDF) Updated Weekly
- LMI e-Newsletter Updated Monthly
All Labor Market Information Publications
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Biotechnology in California
The Biotechnology in California Report provides a brief overview of the industries where biotechnology can be found and profiles key occupations in California.
California Agricultural Bulletin
The California Agricultural Bulletin features highlights of what's going on with Agriculture in California and the six regional areas.
California Energy Commission Alternative and Renewable Fuels and Vehicle Technology Program Report
The California Energy Commission Alternative and Renewable Fuels and Vehicle Technology Program (ARFVTP) Report provides a summary on Regional and Statewide Employment, Employer Demand, and Skills Requirements for ARFVTP-Related Occupations.
California Labor Market Review
The California Labor Market Review is a monthly publication analysis and charts on current labor force and industry employment data.
California Labor Market and Economic Analysis 2012
This report provides a comprehensive analysis of current conditions and outlook for California's economy and labor market and highlights industry sectors with competitive economic advantage and importance. The report also summarizes short- and long-term industry and occupational projections with a focus on growth industries with high-demand occupations. The information in this report supports the California Workforce Investment Board’s (CWIB’s) Strategic Plan (Requires Acrobat Reader).
California Regional Bulletin
The California Regional Bulletin presents a quick overview of some of the key news stories affecting the regional labor markets in California. It is released each week on Friday. (Requires Acrobat Reader.)
California’s Green Economy, Summary of Survey Results California’s Labor Market Information Division conducted a survey of a stratified random sample of 51,000 businesses in California across the economy—all industries, all size classes and all geographic areas—in order to assess the number and nature of green jobs in California, as well as the number of businesses that have adopted a range of sustainable business practices, and emerging green occupations. This report presents survey findings. Additional analyses are planned examining the survey data and related labor market information in greater geographic, industry, and occupational detail to be published during 2011. (Requires Acrobat Reader.)
California’s Green Economy Trends This study suggests that there was a difference in California firms’ propensity to experience net job gains based upon the following characteristics: age (months in business), industry sector, and size (total employment at work site). In terms of net job creation, the research findings suggested there was no discernible difference between green and non-green firms.
California Occupational Guides
The California Occupational Guides include information about job duties, working conditions, employment outlook, wages, benefits, entrance requirements, and training.
Disability and the Labor Force in California, 2012
Disability and the Labor Force in California, 2012 is a periodic report providing information on workers with disabilities in the State’s labor force.
Does Being Green Make a Difference?
This report provides a broad overview of the results from the Employment Development Department’s (EDD) research study, California Green Economy Trends, Relationships between Firms and Employment Outcomes.
The Economic Impact of the October 2007 Southern California Wildfires report provides as part of the Employment Development Department’s (EDD) response to this disaster, that the Labor Market Information Division (LMID) gathered information from many sources related to the economic impact of the wildfires. (Requires Acrobat Reader.)
Economic Profile of California’s Veterans Population
This report provides an overview of the economic trends associated with California’s veterans’ population. The 2007-2011 American Community Survey 5-year estimates were used to provide insight into the demographic, economic, and educational attributes associated with these members of California’s labor force.
Health Care in California
The Health Care in California Report provides an overview of the industry and profiles key health care occupations in California.
Labor Day Briefing 2013
The 2013 Labor Day Briefing presents significant labor market trends in the California economy. It summarizes the improvement in overall job growth in the last year and provides a forecast of employment gains and occupations expected to grow during this decade. (Requires Acrobat Reader.)
This Briefing also includes a “Toolbox for Job Seekers” that provides information on tools and resources to help make job searches and career exploration a little easier.
Labor Force Data for Sub-County Areas
The Sub-County Area report provides labor force and unemployment rates for selected cities and other places within counties. Current month and annual average data are available for individual counties and in a single report containing all counties.
Labor Force Data for Workforce Investment Areas
The report provides labor force and unemployment rates for the workforce investment areas in California. Monthly and annual average data are available.
LaborMarketInfo Marketing Brochure
The LaborMarketInfo Brochure is a marketing tool that provides information on this website.
Labor Market Information Fact Sheet
The fact sheet is a one-page description of the programs and services of the Labor Market Information Division.
Labor Market Information for Affirmative Action (EEO) Programs
The Affirmative Action (EEO) Data tables provide demographic information needed for affirmative action plans. Data are from the 2000 Census.
Labor Market Information (LMI) Help with Program Decision Making
This report guides you through the process of gathering the LMI you need for assessing the supply, demand, opportunities, and employers related to your occupational programs.
Labor Underutilization Trends in CA
This report provides an overview of the Bureau of Labor Statistics Alternative Measures of Labor Underutilization. Labor underutilization rates were analyzed during California’s latest business cycle expansion and contractions periods to highlight the trends associated with this dataset.
A monthly newsletter e-mailed to subscribers on the third Friday of each month. The LMI e-Newsletter keeps readers up-to-date on the latest news about additions to the LMI website, new product and data releases, and announcements of special events. Subscribe today. Previous issues are available in the archive.
LMI Help for Dislocated California Workers
This report assists job seekers who need information to make a good career choice, whether by choice or because the current employer is closing or downsizing.
LMI Help for Workers in the Mortgage and Real Estate Industries
LMI Help for Workers in the Mortgage and Real Estate Industries profiles five to seven related occupations that require many of the same skills, knowledge, and abilities.
Manufacturing Jobs in Demand
This report examines the current demand for jobs and skills in California’s manufacturing industry, and uses real-time access to job ads being posted online.
Online Job Advertisements Data for California
The Labor Market Information Division now posts the latest information on online job advertisements for California from The Conference Board Help Wanted Online Data Series™ (HWOL). HWOL also provides monthly measures of labor demand at the national, regional, state, and metropolitan levels.
Profile of California's Long-Term Unemployed
This report highlights how the recent recession has affected long-term unemployment in California. The report examines causes of the increase, as well as challenges this phenomenon present to the state.
Profile of California's Population of Veterans
This report describes the demographic characteristics of California Veterans in 2009, with emphasis on how these characteristics vary with time of service. A comparison of 2010 unemployment and labor force participation rates among Veterans and Non-Veterans is also provided.
Self-Employment in California, 2009
This is a periodic report detailing the self-employed component of the State’s labor force.
Size of Business
The Size of Business contains data for California and Metropolitan Statistical Areas on the number of businesses, the number of employees, and payroll organized by size categories. Data are available for California, counties, and Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs).
Toolbox for Job Seekers provides information on tools and resources to help make job searches and career exploration a little easier.
Tools for Career Exploration
The Tools for Career Exploration is a guide to occupational resource materials.
Vocations for Vets
These reports identify a group of civilian occupations which require a set of knowledge, skills, and abilities that are transferable from many common military occupations. For more information on benefit programs for veterans, please visit Veterans Benefits 101.
Northern Region (The Northern Region consists of the following counties: Alameda, Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Contra Costa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Glenn, Humboldt, Lake, Lassen, Marin, Mariposa, Mendocino, Merced, Modoc, Monterey, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Benito, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tuolumne, Yolo, and Yuba.)
This is the first in a series of three publications designed to assist Veterans who are reentering the civilian workforce by identifying occupations and profiles that share many of the same knowledge and skill requirements as those found in some of the most common military occupations.
Los Angeles/Ventura Region (The Los Angeles/Ventura Region consists of the following counties: Los Angeles and Ventura.)
This is the second in a series of three publications designed to assist Veterans who are re-entering the civilian workforce by identifying occupations and profiles that share many of the same knowledge and skill requirements as those found in some of the most common military occupations.
Southern Region (The Southern Region consists of the following counties: Fresno, Imperial, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mono, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Tulare.)
This is the third and final in a series of three publications designed to assist Veterans who are re-entering the civilian workforce by identifying occupations and profiles that share many of the same knowledge and skill requirements as those found in some of the most common military occupations.
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