LMI for Employers
The EDD Labor Market Information Division collect, analyze and produce labor market data of interest to employers and the business community. On this page you will find links to wage statistics, benefits information, data for your business plans, local labor market profiles and much more.
- Local Area Profile
- LMI Data for Employers
- Resource for Investment
- Employee Hiring and Development
- Compensation and Benefits
- Prevailing Wages
- Layoff Resources
- Additional Resources
Local Area Profiles
Local Area Profiles
Get unemployment rates, industry employment, wages economic indicators, population, and more for the State or a county.
LMI Data for Employers
- Data Library
The Data Library contains a comprehensive listing of California labor market information data produced by the Employment Development Department.
- Employment Projections
Official long-term (10 year) and short-term (2 year) projections of employment by industry for California, metropolitan areas, and small-county regions.
- 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.
- Wages by Occupation
Find employment and wage estimates for over 800 occupations by local area.
- Staffing Patterns by Occupation and Industry
Staffing Patterns are a list of the occupations employed within a particular industry. Economic developers may use these lists to determine the kinds of jobs they need in a particular company or business.
Resource for Investment
- 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.
Employee Hiring and Development
- America’s Service Locator
Visit your local One–Stop Career Center to get help finding and screening available workers.
California’s online job opening system where you can post your job vacancy and review résumés of prospective employees.
- Employment Training Panel (ETP)
The ETP offers programs for small employers who otherwise may have no means to train their workers.
- Employing Minors
Laws governing the hiring of minors.
- E-Verify – Employment Eligibility Verification System
E-Verify is an Internet-based system that allows businesses to determine the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States. E-Verify is fast, free and easy to use – and it’s the best way employers can ensure a legal workforce.
- Hiring Foreign Workers (US Dept. of Labor)
Laws and regulations pertaining to the hiring of foreign workers.
- Training and Apprenticeships
Find out what training is available to develop the skills of your employees.
Compensation and Benefits
- California Occupational Guides
Review the California Occupational Guides to find wages for a specific occupation. The guides also contain local benefits for some occupations. See the detailed versions of new guides for local benefits, separately by full- and part-time status.
- Occupation Profile
Use the Occupation Profile to find local salary and wages for an occupation.
- National Compensation Survey
The National Compensation Survey reports on wages, compensation cost trends, and benefits for the nation, states, and metro areas.
- Change in Prevailing Wage
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 Web site 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.
* The appropriate source for prevailing wage information for government contracts depends on the purpose for which it is needed:
- Rapid Response Teams
Rapid Response Teams assist laid-off employees to find new jobs, determine eligibility for re-training, and more Contact your local One-Stop Career Center for more details. Find the closest One-Stop Career Center with America’s Service Locator
- Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN)
Under certain circumstances, employers are required to notify employees and EDD staff of an impending layoff or plant closure.
- Affirmative Action/EEO Plan
Prepare an affirmative Action/EEO plan.
California statewide portal that provides information on permits, licenses, and registration.
- California Business Portal
California statewide business portal that provides information on starting or relocating a business, permits, and more.
- California Employer Advisory Council
The California Employer Advisory Council is an independent, non-profit organization that works with theEmployment Development Department (EDD) to improve the quality of employment services in California.
- California Employer's Guide
Comprehensive guide to all the programs and services offered by EDD for employers.
- Change My Business Information
Information to help you update a company name or other relevant information.
- Department of Industrial Relations
Find information about the California minimum wage, employee rights, independent contractors, worker’s compensation, and more.
- Department of Labor
Provides information on the Employment and Training Administration, the Electronic Tools Guide, and other helpful employment information.
- Labor Market Information Advisory Group
The LMI Advisory Group meet every quarter with EDD LMI staff to exchange ideas, discuss data needs, and receive a preview of new LMI products in development.
- Industry Code Review
Request an industry code review for my business.
- Required Posters and Notices
Find information about what are the Required Posters and Notices I need to post in my business.