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Labor Market Information for Metropolitan Areas

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This page contain links to labor market data and information for all California Metropolitan Areas. The information includes; labor force and unemployment data, industry employment, occupation information and much more. For a listing of similar information by County visit Labor Market Information by County.

Metropolitan Area Definition

Every ten years after the federal decennial census, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) reviews the commute patterns and economic dependencies between counties. The general concept of these areas is one of a large population nucleus, together with adjacent communities that have a high degree of economic and social integration with that nucleus. For more information visit Metropolitan Areas in California.

Labor Force and Unemployment Rate Interactive Map

Interactive Map
The interactive map displays non-seasonally adjusted California Labor Force and Unemployment Data for all 58 counties and 21 major cities ranked by population size. These maps 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.

Data for Other Geographic Areas