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Employment Development Department

Labor Market Information for Employers

The EDD Labor Market Information Division collects, analyzes, and produces 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.

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Local Area Profiles
Get unemployment rates, industry employment, economic indicators, population, and more for the state or a county.

  • Data Library
    The Data Library contains a comprehensive listing of California and local labor market information data produced by the Employment Development Department.

  • 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, and size of business.

  • Staffing Patterns by Occupation and Industry
    Staffing Patterns provide a list of the occupations employed within a particular industry statewide. Employers and economic developers may use these lists to determine the kinds of jobs needed in a company. Firms may learn 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.
  • California Occupational Guides
    Review the California Occupational Guides to find statewide or local wages for a specific occupation. The guides also contain local benefits for some occupations in the detailed version, separately by full- and part-time status.

  • Occupation Profile
    Find info such as local wages for hiring and retention, local schools for recruitment or training existing staff, and job descriptions and skills needed for hundreds of occupations in the state or a county.

  • National Compensation Survey
    The National Compensation Survey reports on wages, compensation cost trends, and benefits for the nation, states, and metro areas.

* The appropriate source for prevailing wage information for government contracts depends on the purpose of the data.

  • 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 the Employment 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.

  • Department of Industrial Relations
    Find information about the California minimum wage, employee rights, independent contractors, worker’s compensation, and more.

  • EDD Payroll Taxes
    Learn about independent contractors and other frequently asked questions, payroll tax seminars, and more.

  • Required Posters and Notices
    Find information about what are the Required Posters and Notices I need to post in my business.

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