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Employment Development Department
Employment Development Department

Unemployment Rate and Labor Force

Each month the Employment Development Department releases revised and preliminary civilian labor force, unemployment rates, and industry employment by geography for California, metropolitan areas, counties, and sub-county areas. The last data released was for July 2015, for a complete schedule of future data release please visits 2015 Release Schedule.

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Monthly EDD Press Release

View a Statewide or a County Press Release:
Data for areas on the drop down list that have an * after the name offer multi-county Metropolitan Area data only.
 

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Current Month Unemployment Rate and Labor Force Summary

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Labor Force Data Search Tool

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Historical Unemployment Rate and Labor Force Summary

Counties

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2015:
Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul

2014:
Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec

Annual Averages:
2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | Historical Data | Maps

Historical Data:
Data Search Tool (Advanced Search)

1990 to Present - California, MSA, Counties - Comma-delimited text data file

Maps of Unemployment Rates and Jobs (maps in color)

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Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA)

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2015:
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2014:
Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec

Annual Averages:
2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | Historical Data

Seasonally Adjusted MSA Data

Historical Data:
Data Search Tool (Advanced Search)

Text Data File - Comma-delimited 1990 to Present - California, Counties, and MSA

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Local Workforce Development Areas (Local Areas)

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2015:
Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul

2014:
Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec

Annual Averages:
2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | Historical Data

Historical Data - Data Search Tool

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Sub-County Areas (Cities and Towns):

Annual Averages (all California counties and their sub-areas):
2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | Historical Data

Historical Data - Data Search Tool

Labor Surplus Area List from the U.S. Employment and Training Administration (ETA)

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Unemployment Rate and Labor Force Data Tables

Labor Force Data Search Tool: Advanced Search for Labor Force by Time Period and Multiple Areas

County Monthly/Annual
Average Data
(Excel)
Sub-County Areas
(Current Month)
(Excel)
Current
Month Employment
(Press Release)
(PDF)
California, Seasonally Adjusted 1990-current
1976-1989
N/A Current Month
California, Not Seasonally Adjusted
(Use these data when comparing
Statewide to counties or MSAs)
1990-current
1976-1989
Sub-County Areas Current Month
All County Files 1990-current Statewide - All Areas All Areas
Alameda 1990-current Sub-County Areas Current Month
Alpine 1990-current N/A Current Month
Amador 1990-current Sub-County Areas Current Month
Butte 1990-current Sub-County Areas Current Month
Calaveras 1990-current Sub-County Areas Current Month
Colusa 1990-current Sub-County Areas Current Month
Contra Costa 1990-current Sub-County Areas Current Month
Del Norte 1990-current Sub-County Areas Current Month
El Dorado 1990-current Sub-County Areas Current Month
Fresno 1990-current Sub-County Areas Current Month
Glenn 1990-current Sub-County Areas Current Month
Humboldt 1990-current Sub-County Areas Current Month
Imperial 1990-current Sub-County Areas Current Month
Inyo 1990-current Sub-County Areas Current Month
Kern 1990-current Sub-County Areas Current Month
Kings 1990-current Sub-County Areas Current Month
Lake 1990-current Sub-County Areas Current Month
Lassen 1990-current Sub-County Areas Current Month
Los Angeles, Seasonally Adjusted 1990-current
1976-1989
N/A Current Month
Los Angeles, Not Seasonally Adjusted
(Use these data when comparing
LA County to other counties or MSAs)
1990-current
1976-1989
Sub-County Areas Current Month
Madera 1990-current Sub-County Areas Current Month
Marin 1990-current Sub-County Areas Current Month
Mariposa 1990-current Sub-County Areas Current Month
Mendocino 1990-current Sub-County Areas Current Month
Merced 1990-current Sub-County Areas Current Month
Modoc 1990-current Sub-County Areas Current Month
Mono 1990-current Sub-County Areas Current Month
Monterey 1990-current Sub-County Areas Current Month
Napa 1990-current Sub-County Areas Current Month
Nevada 1990-current Sub-County Areas Current Month
Orange 1990-current Sub-County Areas Current Month
Placer 1990-current Sub-County Areas Current Month
Plumas 1990-current Sub-County Areas Current Month
Riverside 1990-current Sub-County Areas Current Month
Sacramento 1990-current Sub-County Areas Current Month
San Benito 1990-current Sub-County Areas Current Month
San Bernardino 1990-current Sub-County Areas Current Month
San Diego 1990-current Sub-County Areas Current Month
San Francisco 1990-current Sub-County Areas Current Month
San Joaquin 1990-current Sub-County Areas Current Month
San Luis Obispo 1990-current Sub-County Areas Current Month
San Mateo 1990-current Sub-County Areas Current Month
Santa Barbara 1990-current Sub-County Areas Current Month
Santa Clara 1990-current Sub-County Areas Current Month
Santa Cruz 1990-current Sub-County Areas Current Month
Shasta 1990-current Sub-County Areas Current Month
Sierra 1990-current Sub-County Areas Current Month
Siskiyou 1990-current Sub-County Areas Current Month
Solano 1990-current Sub-County Areas Current Month
Sonoma 1990-current Sub-County Areas Current Month
Stanislaus 1990-current Sub-County Areas Current Month
Sutter 1990-current Sub-County Areas Current Month
Tehama 1990-current Sub-County Areas Current Month
Trinity 1990-current Sub-County Areas Current Month
Tulare 1990-current Sub-County Areas Current Month
Tuolumne 1990-current Sub-County Areas Current Month
Ventura 1990-current Sub-County Areas Current Month
Yolo 1990-current Sub-County Areas Current Month
Yuba 1990-current Sub-County Areas Current Month

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U.S. Unemployment Rate and Labor Force

Monthly Unemployment Rate for the United States: 2005-current

Monthly Labor Force for the United States: 2004-current

Monthly Labor Force for the United States - Annual Average: 1948-2014

Monthly U.S.: Employment Situation Report

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Data Definitions

For more information about the unemployment rate and labor force data collection and calculation visit, Methodology for Generating Labor Force Data and Labor Market Information FAQs.

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Labor Force Trends

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Customized Data Service

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.

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Additional Data and Information

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