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Labor Market Information for Workforce Partners

Workforce Partners are on the front-lines in the preparation of a skilled workforce. The EDD/Labor Market Information Division provides detailed information on occupations in demand, current skills requirements, wages and benefits, and career projections information to assist you in helping your clients make an informed career choice.

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The California Occupational Guides provide detailed information on California wages, job outlook, education, and licensing requirements for approximately 300 occupations. The Guides offer students and jobseekers occupational information to assist with making informed career choices.

  • Keyword Search
    Select this option if you know the occupation you are interested in researching.

  • Topic Search
    Select this option to narrow your focus, such as by alphabet, interests, education, most openings, fastest growth, and green.

  • Occupation Profiles
    The Occupation Profiles provide similar detailed information on California and local areas, but include more occupations. They offer a longer list of tasks and more of a job search focus.
  • Data Library
    The Data Library contains a comprehensive listing of California labor market information data produced by the Employment Development Department.

  • Electronic Tools Guide
    Provides Jobseekers with the Department of Labor and Employment and Training Administrations range of online electronic tools (E-tools) to help individuals explore career opportunities and link to job postings, either on their own or at local American Job Centers, to make informed employment and education choices.

  • Employment Projections
    Employment projections estimate the changes in industry and occupational employment over time resulting from industry growth, technological change, and other factors. California produces long-term (10 year) projections of employment every 2 years for the state and local areas. Statewide short-term (2 year) projections are revised annually.

  • Fastest Growing Occupations
    This page contains a comprehensive listing of "occupations with the most job openings" and "fastest growing" occupations by area. "Occupations with the Most Job Openings" is a list of jobs with the largest number of expected job openings from new jobs and to replace workers leaving an occupation. "Fastest Growing Occupations" is the list of jobs with the largest percent change.

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

  • Training and Apprenticeships
    Find information on Training and Apprenticeships programs in your area.

  • Toolbox for Job Seekers
    The Toolbox for Job Seekers provides information on tools and resources to help make job searches and career exploration a little easier.

  • Wages by Occupation
    Find wages for occupations statewide or in your area.
  • LMI Help for Program Decision Making
    LMI Help for Program Decision Making guides you through the process of gathering the labor market information you need for assessing the supply, demand, opportunities, and employers related to your occupational programs.

  • Regional Economic Analysis Profiles
    The purpose of these reports are to help align the state’s workforce institutions and programs around the needs of economic market industry clusters. Industry clusters are groups of associated industries in a geographic area that stimulate the creation of new businesses and job opportunities in a particular field.

  • WIA Planning Information
    WIA Planning Information is available from a variety of sources to aid local organizations in identifying target group needs and in making appropriate resource allocations for employment and training activities.
  • California Workforce Development Board (State Board)
    Established by Executive Order in response to the mandate of the federal Workforce Investment Act (WIOA). President Barack Obama signed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) into law on July 22, 2014. The WIOA supersedes the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) and amends the Wagner-Peyser Act, the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

  • California Workforce Development Board (State Board) – Initiatives
    The overarching goal of California’s Strategic Workforce Development Plan is the reorientation and realignment of California’s workforce programs and institutions to support a dynamic and globally successful state economy that offers all residents – including the most vulnerable – an opportunity for a higher quality of life.

  • Local Workforce Development Areas (Local Areas)
    Current Month Unemployment Rates and Labor Force for Local Workforce Development Areas (Local Areas).

  • Maps
    LWDA and One-Stops in California

  • Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)
    WIOA Implementation plan, programs, and resources at EDD.
  • Building Careers for Veterans
    “Helmets to Hardhats” assists veterans searching for career and training opportunities.

  • 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).

  • Career and Technical Education – Five Ways that Pay
    This report by the Georgetown Public Policy Institute examines career and technical education (CTE) pathways to middle jobs.

  • 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.

  • SMART Scholarships for STEM Students
    You can get paid to earn a degree in science, technology, engineering, or math.

  • STEMconnector
    STEMconnector provides organizations and corporations with tools and resources to assist them in making smart Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) investments. STEMconnector also provides reports and rankings on each state’s K-12 STEM educational accomplishments.

  • Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering: 2013
    This report provides statistical information about the participation of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities in science and engineering education and employment.
  • 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.

  • Department of Labor
    Provides information on the Employment and Training Administration, the Electronic Tools Guide, and other helpful employment information.

  • EDD e-mail notices subscriptions
    Subscribe to our e-mail lists to be informed of the latest news about EDD programs and services including news and announcements, recently added forms and publications, and events.

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