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The EDD Labor Market Information Division collects, analyzes, and produces labor market and economic data of interest to Economic Developers. This page contains a wide range of information from economic overview of the state or an area, to industry and occupational projections, staffing patterns by occupation and industry, and much more.

Local Area Profiles
Get unemployment rates, industry employment, wages economic indicators, population, and more for the state or a county.

  • Data Search Tools
    The Data Library contains a comprehensive listing of California labor market information data produced by the Employment Development Department.

  • Data for Other States
    Get Labor Market data and statistics for other states.

  • Employment Projections
    Official long-term (10 year) projections of employment by industry for California, metropolitan areas, and small-county regions. Short-term (2 year) projections statewide.

  • Industry Data
    Find industry-specific information such as employment, wages, staffing patterns, and size of business.

  • Occupation Profile
    Occupation Profile includes job description, job outlook and wages, and qualification requirements for occupations in the state or a county.

  • Wages by Occupation
    Find employment and wage estimates for over 800 occupations for California and by local area.

*Note: The appropriate source for prevailing wage information for government contracts depends on the purpose of the data.

  • Biotechnology in California
    The Biotechnology in California Report provides a brief overview of the industries where biotechnology can be found and profiles key occupations in California.

  • Business Employment Dynamics
    Track the growth and loss of employment through business expansions, openings, reductions, and closures for California and the U.S.

  • California Labor Market and Economic Analysis, 2012
    This report provides a comprehensive analysis of current conditions and outlook for California's economy and labor market and highlights industry sectors with competitive economic advantage and importance. The report also summarizes short- and long-term industry and occupational projections with a focus on growth industries with high-demand occupations. The information in this report supports the California Workforce Development Board (State Board) Strategic Plan (Requires Acrobat Reader).

  • Customized Services, Maps and Data Tabulations
    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.
  • Bureau of Economic Analysis
    The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) is an agency in the United States Department of Commerce that provides important economic statistics. The BEA is a principal agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System.

  • Bureau of Labor Statistics
    Find information about employment, wages, and more.

  • California Association for Local Economic Development
    The California Association for Local Economic Development (CALED) is the premier statewide professional economic development organization dedicated to advancing its members’ ability to achieve excellence in delivering economic development services to their communities and business clients.

  • California Business Portal
    California statewide business portal that provides information on starting or relocating a business, permits, and more.

  • Department of Finance, Research
    The DOF prepares demographic, economic, and fiscal forecasts and analyses of various economic developments for the state.

  • Department of Labor
    Provides information on the Employment and Training Administration, the Electronic Tools Guide, and other helpful employment information.

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