Labor Market Information for Employers
The EDD Labor Market Information Division collects, analyzes, and produces labor market data of interest to employers and the business community. On this page you will find links to wage statistics, benefits information, data for your business plans, local labor market profiles, and much more.
Local Area Profiles
Get unemployment rates, industry employment, economic indicators, population, and more for the state or a county.
- Data Search Tools
The Data Library contains a comprehensive listing of California and local labor market information data produced by the Employment Development Department.
- 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, and size of business.
- Wages by Occupation
Find employment and wage estimates for over 800 occupations for California and by local area.
- California Occupational Guides
Review the California Occupational Guides to find statewide or local wages for a specific occupation. The guides also contain local benefits for some occupations in the detailed version, separately by full- and part-time status.
- Occupation Profile
Find info such as local wages for hiring and retention, local schools for recruitment or training existing staff, and job descriptions and skills needed for hundreds of occupations in the state or a county.
- National Compensation Survey
The National Compensation Survey reports on wages, compensation cost trends, and benefits for the nation, states, and metro areas.
- Prevailing Wage for Foreign Labor Certification
For information about the process on hiring foreign temporary or permanent workers.
- Federal Government Contracts
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Wage and Hour Division, is responsible for determining prevailing wages for federal government construction and service contracts. For more information, visit the DOL website or contact the agency issuing the contract.
- State and Local Government Contracts
You must use wage data provided by the California Department of Industrial Relations in order to comply with their specific requirements.
* The appropriate source for prevailing wage information for government contracts depends on the purpose of the data.
- America’s Job Center of CaliforniaSM
Contact your local job center to get help finding and screening available workers.
California’s online job opening system where you can post your job vacancy and review résumés of prospective employees.
- Employment Training Panel (ETP)
The ETP offers programs for small employers who otherwise may have no means to train their workers.
- E-Verify – Employment Eligibility Verification System
E-Verify is an Internet-based system that allows businesses to determine the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States. E-Verify is fast, free and easy to use – and it’s the best way employers can ensure a legal workforce.
- Hiring Foreign Workers (U.S. Department of Labor)
Laws and regulations pertaining to the hiring of foreign workers.
- Training and Apprenticeships
Find out what training is available to develop the skills of your employees.
- California Business Portal
California statewide business portal that provides information on starting or relocating a business, permits, and more.
- California Employer Advisory Council
The California Employer Advisory Council is an independent, non-profit organization that works with the Employment Development Department (EDD) to improve the quality of employment services in California.
- California Employer's Guide
Comprehensive guide to all the programs and services offered by EDD for employers.
- Department of Industrial Relations
Find information about the California minimum wage, employee rights, independent contractors, worker’s compensation, and more.
- EDD Payroll Taxes
Learn about independent contractors and other frequently asked questions, payroll tax seminars, and more.
- Required Posters and Notices
Find information about what are the Required Posters and Notices I need to post in my business.
- California Business Investment Services (CalBIS)
Statewide resource for economic development and job creation efforts.
- Census Tract Look-Up
Find popular facts (population, income, etc.) and frequently requested data about your community.
- EB-5 Investor Visa Program
Find detailed information about the EB-5 visa program, its laws and administration.
- Grant Opportunities for Workforce Investment
Current information on available grants and funding opportunities.
- Labor Surplus Area List
Find the current labor surplus area data.
- Small Business Resources
Comprehensive site dedicated to providing resources for small businesses.
- Starting a Business in California: Online Guide
Guide to help entrepreneur start and run a successful small business.
- Rapid Response Teams
Rapid Response Teams assist laid-off employees to find new jobs, determine eligibility for re-training, and more. Find and contact your local America's Job Center of CaliforniaSM for more details.
- Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN)
Under certain circumstances, employers are required to notify employees and EDD staff of an impending layoff or plant closure.
- Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Plan
Prepare an Affirmative Action/EEO plan.
California statewide portal that provides information on permits, licenses, and registration.
- Department of Labor
Provides information on the Employment and Training Administration, the Electronic Tools Guide, and other helpful employment information.
- Labor Market Information Advisory Group
The LMI Advisory Group meet every quarter with EDD LMI staff to exchange ideas, discuss data needs, and receive a preview of new LMI products in development.
- Industry Code Review for EDD Records
Request an industry code review for my business.