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Employment Development Department

Local Workforce Investment Areas in California

Each month the EDD/Labor Market Information Division releases labor force and unemployment rates data for California and substate areas. This page contains labor force and other labor market data for all Local Workforce Investment Areas in California. The labor force data for LWIAs on this page is through June 2015. For additional release dates and details visit the Data Release Schedule.

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LWIA Definition

The Local Workforce Investment Area (LWIA) Administrators administer the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) services as designated by the Governor. Factors that are considered in designating these LWIAs include geographic location, population, and commonality of labor market areas. If you are interested in obtaining additional information on the WIA program, please contact a LWIA near you from the LWIA Directory list. See the LWIA boundary maps on this page for more information about the areas that are included in a specific LWIA.

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Labor Force Data for LWIA

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2015: Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | June

2014: Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | June | July | Aug | Sept | Oct | Nov | Dec

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

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Data Definition

Some LWIA are composed of individual or a group of cities. Only not seasonallyadjusted labor force (unemployment rates) data are developed for LWIA. Estimates of employment by industry are available for counties or MSA only.

Monthly subcounty data are derived by multiplying current estimates of countywide employment and unemployment by the respective employment and unemployment shares (percentages) in each subcounty area at the time of the 2000 Census. Subcounty labor force is then obtained by summing employment and unemployment, and the result is divided into unemployment to calculate the unemployment rate. Based on Each Area's 2000 Census Share of County Employment and Unemployment*.

This method assumes that the rates of change in employment and unemployment, since 2000, are exactly the same in each subcounty area as at the county level (i.e., that the shares are still accurate). If this assumption is not true for a specific subcounty area, then the estimates for that area may not be representative of the current economic conditions. Since this assumption is untested, caution should be employed when using these data. For more information on the data visit:

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LWIA Boundary Maps

Note: Individual LWIA maps are being updated. Visit the Workforce Investment Act for more information on this program.

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Other LMI Data for LWIA

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Data for Other Areas

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