The Economy – Labor Force and Industry

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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 - Seasonally Adjusted

 

Additional Labor Force Data | Data Release Schedule
Source: California Employment Development Department, Labor Market Information Division and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

California Employment by Selected Industry

Additional Labor Force Data | Data Release Schedule
Source: California Employment Development Department, Labor Market Information Division and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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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.

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