Labor Market Information for Economic Developers
The EDD Labor Market Information Division collects, analyzes, and produces labor market and economic data of interest to Economic Developers. This page contains a wide range of information from economic overview of the state or an area, to industry and occupational projections, staffing patterns by occupation and industry, and much more.
Local Area Profiles
Get unemployment rates, industry employment, wages economic indicators, population, and more for the state or a county.
- Data Library
The Data Library contains a comprehensive listing of California labor market information data produced by the Employment Development Department.
- Data for Other States
Get Labor Market data and statistics for other states.
- Employment Projections
Official long-term (10 year) projections of employment by industry for California, metropolitan areas, and small-county regions. Short-term (2 year) projections statewide.
- Industry Data
Find industry-specific information such as employment, wages, staffing patterns, and size of business.
- Occupation Profile
Occupation Profile includes job description, job outlook and wages, and qualification requirements for occupations in the state or a county.
- Staffing Patterns by Occupation and Industry
Staffing Patterns provide a list of the occupations employed within a particular industry statewide. Economic developers may use these lists to determine the kinds of jobs needed in a company and the occupational titles to find wages or other data on this website.
- Wages by Occupation
Find employment and wage estimates for over 800 occupations for California and by local area.
- Prevailing Wage for Foreign Labor Certification
For information about the process on hiring foreign temporary or permanent workers.
- Federal Government Contracts
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Wage and Hour Division, is responsible for determining prevailing wages for federal government construction and service contracts. For more information, visit the DOL website or contact the agency issuing the contract.
- State and Local Government Contracts
You must use wage data provided by the California Department of Industrial Relations in order to comply with their specific requirements.
*Note: The appropriate source for prevailing wage information for government contracts depends on the purpose of the data.
- California Business Investment Services (CalBIS)
Statewide resource for economic development and job creation efforts.
- Census Tract Look-Up
Find popular facts (population, income, etc.) and frequently requested data about your community.
- EB-5 Investor Visa Program
Find detailed information about the EB-5 visa program, its laws and administration.
- Grant Opportunities for Workforce Investment
Current information on available grants and funding opportunities.
- Labor Surplus Area List
Find the current labor surplus area data.
- Small Business Resources
Comprehensive site dedicated to providing resources for small businesses.
- Starting a Business in California: Online Guide
Guide to help entrepreneur start and run a successful small business.
- 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.
- Business Employment Dynamics
Track the growth and loss of employment through business expansions, openings, reductions, and closures for California and the U.S.
- 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 Development Board (State Board) Strategic Plan (Requires Acrobat Reader).
- California Manufacturing Jobs in Demand, 2012
Identifies jobs and skills needed in California's manufacturing industry based on recent job listings data and other labor market information.
- Customized Services, Maps and Data Tabulations
The EDD LaborMarketInfo website offers a nearly comprehensive array of non-confidential labor market data and analytical products to our customers in a variety of formats that is available to download. In addition to the information available online, we may also be able to provide customized reports, data runs, technical assistance and training, or geographic analyses or maps to help you make better decisions or better inform your audience. This is a fee-based service. For more information please visit Customized Data Request.
- Bureau of Economic Analysis
The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) is an agency in the United States Department of Commerce that provides important economic statistics. The BEA is a principal agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System.
- Bureau of Labor Statistics
Find information about employment, wages, and more.
- California Association for Local Economic Development
The California Association for Local Economic Development (CALED) is the premier statewide professional economic development organization dedicated to advancing its members’ ability to achieve excellence in delivering economic development services to their communities and business clients.
- California Business Portal
California statewide business portal that provides information on starting or relocating a business, permits, and more.
- Department of Finance, Research
The DOF prepares demographic, economic, and fiscal forecasts and analyses of various economic developments for the state.
- Department of Labor
Provides information on the Employment and Training Administration, the Electronic Tools Guide, and other helpful employment information.
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