Labor Market Information FAQs - General LMI Questions
Visit the Employment and Wages by Occupation page for information.
The information collected by the EDD’s Labor Market Information Division from employers is considered confidential. We cannot provide a list of employer names nor information about that employer, such as the number of employees. Information about employers is available from private vendors such as infoUSA.
Please visit the Department of Industrial Relations for a list of frequently asked questions for information.
The California Occupational Guides provide information on California wages, job outlook, education, and licensing requirements for approximately 300 occupations. The guides offer students and jobseekers occupational information to assist with making informed career choices.
A list of commonly used LMI terms and definitions can be found on the LMI Glossary of Terms page.
The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) is the standard used by Federal statistical agencies in classifying business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy. For further information about the NAICS, visit the NAICS FAQ page.
The Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system, which is used by all federal statistical agencies for reporting occupational data, consists of 840 detailed occupations, grouped into 461 broad occupations, 97 minor groups, and 23 major groups. For further information about the SOC, visit the BLS SOC page.
Submit your questions online through Ask EDD. Select Labor Market Information Other (Question or Comment) options and fill in the form from there to submit your question(s). An analyst will review your questions and respond to you directly.