Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Services and Maps
About Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
The EDD Labor Market Information Division creates specialized maps and reports that display labor market and related data in ways that reveal relationships, patterns, and trends. LMID GIS Analysts provide assistance to customers involved in planning activities (e.g. research, economic development, urban planning) by summarizing BLS data from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages program within geographic areas of interest (e.g. jurisdictions, natural disaster areas, or natural hazard zones).
- Printable Monthly Press Release Maps (black & white | color)
This is a set of four maps showing prior month county unemployment rates, year-over change in county unemployment rates, nonfarm jobs among California areas, and year-over change in nonfarm jobs among California areas.
- Annual Average County Unemployment Rates Maps:
Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) annual average county unemployment rates for 2012 through 2016 displayed in thematic maps.
2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 |2012
- Labor Force and Unemployment Interactive Map
The interactive map below 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.
- LWDA Statewide Map with AJCCs
This map includes the Local Workforce Development Areas (LWDA), America's Job Center of CaliforniaSM locations, and major highways.
- LWDA Boundary Map
This map shows the LWDA boundaries effective July 1, 2016.
- EDD and AJCC Office Locator Map
This map application was created by EDD’s Information Technology Branch (ITB). You can search for an America’s Job Center of CaliforniaSM, Disability Insurance, Tax, or Veterans Services office near you by selecting the type of office you are looking for, and entering a ZIP Code, city and state, or address.
- California Counties and Metropolitan Areas (with FIPS codes)
This map shows Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA), Metropolitan Divisions (MD), and County boundaries. FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standards) Codes are included for each.
- WIOA Regional Planning Units
This map shows the Regional Planning Units (RPU) created for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).
- County-to-County Commute Patterns
The Labor Market Information Division (LMID) has developed county maps based on the American Community Survey data about California residents and county commute patterns. View maps by county that show the number of commuters to and from surrounding counties.
- Statewide Maps of County Commuting
The statewide commute pattern maps include four maps showing the percentage and number of commuters into and out of California counties.
- LMID Economic Markets and Sub-Markets for Regional Economic Analysis Profiles
LMID has developed Regional Economic Analysis Profiles for the 8 Economic Markets and 19 Sub-Markets detailed in this map.
- Agricultural Employment in California
These maps show Annual Average Agricultural Employment for 2007 through 2016. Agricultural Region boundaries are also shown on the maps.
2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007
- City of Los Angeles City Council Districts
The maps and charts show three years of employment data in construction and arts, entertainment, and recreation for the Los Angeles City Council Districts.
- Goods Producing Industry Employment by Congressional District
The map and charts show the distribution of employment in Goods Producing Industries (Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting; Mining; Construction; and Manufacturing) by Congressional District.
- California’s Green Economy:
LMID conducted a survey to estimate the number of green jobs and green business practices. These maps provide visuals of some of the data reported in the California's Green Economy Summary of Survey Results. Distribution of Green Employment, Green Jobs by Economic Strategy Panel Region, Industries with Green Jobs.
- Potential Effect of the Magnitude 6.0 Earthquake in Napa, California, August 24, 2014
This map shows the potential impact of the Napa earthquake on business establishments in Napa and the surrounding area.
- Employment Potentially Affected by Rise in Sea Level: Mississippi Coast
The map and chart shows business establishments that could be affected if the ocean rises along the Mississippi coast. Potential flooding is shown at six different inundation levels. A chart is included showing the amount of workers that could be affected at each inundation level. This project was conducted for the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the State of Mississippi Department of Employment Security. The data resulting from the analysis will be used in further analysis and mapping by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
- Labor Market Risks of a Magnitude 6.9 Earthquake in Alameda County
The Labor Market Information Division (LMID) participated in a study of the labor market risks of a large earthquake on the Hayward Fault. LMID worked with BLS and the California Geological Survey. The results of our analysis were published in a BLS Regional Report, September 2007, and in the Monthly Labor Market Review, December 2007.
- Potential Effect on California Business Establishments of the Magnitude 7.2 Earthquake in Baja California, Mexico, April 4, 2010
This map shows the potential impact of the Baja California earthquake on the nearby California business establishments.
- Employment Potentially Affected by 2007 Southern California Fires
The fire map and analysis show the potential economic impact of the Southern California Fires in October 2007. The map and an article were published online in November 2007 and linked to from a Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) publication about the wildfires. The map and analysis done by the GIS team assisted the Area Services Group (ASG) staff in producing their 2007 Fire Report. We obtained fire perimeter files from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) website to analyze fourth quarter 2006 QCEW files for potential impact of establishments, employment, and wages caused by the fires.
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.
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Occupational Employment Statistics Mapping Application
- BLS Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) Mapping Application
- BLS QCEW Mapping for Hurricane Zones
- Longitudinal Employer Household Dynamics
- California Geoportal
- California Office of Emergency Services GIS
- CAL FIRE’s Fire and Resource Assessment Program
- Caltrans GIS Data
- California Department of Finance Designated Census Tracts