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California Labor Market Top Statistics

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Top Statistics include some of the most frequently researched labor market statistics for California. You will find up-to-date labor force and unemployment data, wages, Unemployment Insurance claims statistics, occupation projections and related data released by the EDD. Many of these interactive charts and associated data are updated monthly. Please refer to the EDD Data Release Schedule to see the next planned update.

Top Statistics

Unemployment Rate

The unemployment rate represents the number of people unemployed as a percent of the labor force. For more information, visit Unemployment Rate and Labor Force.

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Unemployment Rate by Age Group

The unemployment rate by age group represents the number of unemployed as a percent of the labor force for each of the age groups listed. For more information, visit Unemployment Rate and Labor Force.

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Labor Force Participation

The labor force participation measures the labor force as a percent of the civilian non-institutional population. For more information, visit Unemployment Rate and Labor Force.

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Labor Force Participation by Age Groups

The labor force participation measures the labor force as a percent of the civilian non-institutional population for each of the age groups listed. For more information, visit Unemployment Rate and Labor Force.

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Employment and Labor Force

Employment is defined as proportion of the civilian non-institutional population aged 16 years and over that is employed. The labor force includes all persons classified as employed or unemployed in accordance with the definitions contained in the official EDD LMI glossary. For more information, visit Unemployment Rate and Labor Force.

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Hours and Earnings in Manufacturing

The Hours & Earnings data for California applies to the production workers in the manufacturing industry and are available in three series -- average weekly earnings, average hourly earnings, and average number of weekly hours. For more information, visit Hours and Earnings.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

A measure of the initial application of unemployment insurance benefits claims filed with EDD by individuals seeking to receive Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits. This number is watched closely by financial analysts because it provides insight into the direction of the economy. Higher initial claims correlate with a weakening economy. For more information, visit Unemployment Insurance Quick Statistics.

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Unemployment Insurance Continued Claims

Unemployment Insurance (UI) continuing claims measures the number of unemployed workers that qualify and receive benefits under unemployment insurance. In order to be included in continuing claims, the person must have been covered by unemployment insurance and be currently receiving benefits. For more information visit UI Continued Claims. For more information, visit Unemployment Insurance Quick Statistics.

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Industry Projections

Industry projections estimate the changes in industry employment over time resulting from industry growth, technological change, and other factors. California produces long-term (10 year) projections every 2 years for the State and local areas. Statewide short-term (2 year) projections are revised annually. For more information, visit Employment Projections by Industry and Occupations.

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Employment Projections

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

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