California Economic Indicators
The California Economic Indicators page provides comprehensive information on the State and local labor markets. On this page you will find the most up-to-date labor force and unemployment data released by the EDD, as well as, economic indicators, analysis, and trends. These interactive charts and associated data are updated monthly at the time of the official EDD Press Release. Please refer to the EDD Data Release Schedule to see the next planned update.
- Local Area Profiles
- Labor Market Indicators
- Labor Market Data
- Economic Indicators
- Economic Analysis and Trends
- Additional California Economic Data by Source
Local Area Profiles
Local Area Profiles
Get unemployment rates, industry employment, wages economic indicators, population, and more for the State or a county.
Labor Market Indicators
Labor Market Data
- Labor Market Data Library
The Data Library contains a comprehensive listing of California labor market information data produced by the Employment Development Department.
- Business Employment Dynamics
The Business Employment Dynamics (BED) data track the expansion and contraction of employment for private businesses. These employment changes - gross job gains (expansions and openings) and gross job losses (reductions and closures) - are components of the net change in employment at the establishment level.
- California Consumer Price Index
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is a measure of the average change over time in the prices paid by urban consumers for a market basket of consumer goods and services.
- Income Data Search Tool
The Measures of Income data is an aggregate of Income data from all sources by household, family, and individuals. It is an important economic indicator and is intended to be used with other economic and labor market data to gauge the health of the California economy.
- Per Capita Personal Income by County from U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
Quickly locate Per Capita Personal Income data by County from U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.
- Quarterly Workforce Indicators
The Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics (LEHD) program at the U.S. Census Bureau, together with the California Employment Development Department, provides summaries of Quarterly Workforce Indicators at the county, metro, and local Workforce Investment Area levels cross-referenced with such factors as gender, age, race, education, firm size, and industry.
- Taxable Sales for California by County
Taxable Sales for California and Counties from 1997 – 2013 from the California Board of Equalization.
- Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN)
WARN provides protection to employees, their families, and communities by requiring employers to give affected employees and other state and local representatives notice 60 days in advance of a plant closing or mass layoff.
Economic Analysis and Trends
- Spotlight on the U.S. Economy (PDF) June 2015
This report provides the latest information on some of the U.S. economic indicators.
- Spotlight on the California Economy (PDF) June 2015
This report provides the latest information on some of the economic indicators that include data on California.
- California Employment Highlights for December 2016
Each month the EDD releases new reports which analyze California economic data, trends and the overall state of the California economy.
- California Labor Market Review for December 2016
The California Labor Market Review is a monthly publication that provides in-depth analysis on the California labor market.
- Online Job Advertisement Statistics: Statewide | Metropolitan Areas
The Help Wanted Online Data Series (HWOL) fills a critical gap in the current U.S. economic indicators by providing timely monthly measures of labor demand (advertised vacancies) at the national, regional, state, and metropolitan area levels. These monthly measures are comparable in timing and geographic detail to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) monthly measures of labor supply (unemployment).
- Regional Economic Analysis
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.
- Unemployment Insurance Claims Data
The Unemployment Insurance (UI) monthly claims data are used in current economic analysis of unemployment trends in the Nation and in each State.Initial claims measure emerging unemployment and weeks paid measure the duration and severity of unemployment.
- LMI Publications Library
Each month the EDD releases new publications which highlight important economic activities, data, and trends in the California labor market.
Additional California Economic Data by Source
California Government Agencies:
- Department of Industrial Relations, Labor Statistics and Research
- Department of Finance, Economic Research
- Economic Strategy Panel
United States Government: