The Economy – Labor Force and Industry
The Economy page focuses on the California Labor Force and Industry Employment in California. Labor Force and Industry Employment changes have a significant impact on both the short and long-term health of the California economy. Each month EDD Labor Market Information Division provides updated statewide and local area data on these two vital economic measures. Please refer to the EDD Data Release Schedule to see the next planned update.
- California Labor Force
- California Employment by Selected Industry
- Current Month Data
- Labor Force and Unemployment Rate Interactive Maps
- Analysis and Trends
- Additional Data
California Labor Force - Seasonally Adjusted
California Employment by Selected Industry
Current Month Data
Unemployment Rate and Labor Force Data for:
- California and Counties
- California and Metropolitan Areas
- Local Workforce Development Areas (Local Areas)
- Cities and Places by County
- Historical Unemployment Rates
Labor Force Data only for:
Industry Employment and Labor Force Data for:
Labor Force and Unemployment Rate Interactive Maps
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.
Analysis and Trends
- California Employment Highlights for February 2019
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 February 2019
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).
- 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.
- Regional Planning Units
California has one of the largest and most diverse economies in the world. Regional analyses offer new insight into the dynamics of California's economy. Through a regional perspective, we are able to better understand how the economy is changing, where the changes are concentrated, and what catalysts and conditions are causing those changes.