Labor Market Data Search Tools
The Employment Development Department - Labor Market Information Division (LMID) each month releases revised and preliminary civilian labor force, unemployment rates, and industry employment by geography for California statewide, metropolitan areas, counties, and sub-county areas. In addition, LMID also provides California economic data, demographic and occupation information. The EDD Open Data Portal contains a comprehensive listing of all the aforementioned datasets and much more.
- EDD Open Data Portal
- Labor Force and Unemployment
- Population and Census
- Local Area Profiles and Data
- Additional Interactive Labor Market Tools
EDD Open Data Portal
EDD Open Data Portal
The EDD Open Data Portal provides access to view and download data and information related to California industries, occupations, employment projections, wages, and labor force. The data can be used to better understand California’s economy, to make informed labor market decisions, as a tool to direct efforts to promote the state’s overall economic health, support workforce development and much more.
Labor Force and Unemployment
Labor Force and Unemployment Rates
The Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program produces estimates of civilian labor force, total employment, unemployment, and unemployment rates for statewide, county, metropolitan statistical areas, and sub-county areas. To find labor force and unemployment rate data across multiple geographic areas simultaneously use the Labor Force Data Search Tool.
Labor Force and Unemployment Interactive Map
The interactive map below 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. Please refer to the EDD Data Release Schedule to see the next planned update.
Veterans Employment Statistics
The EDD Labor Market Information Division collects and analyzes the labor force trends, unemployment rates and other key statistics for the state, as well as for various special class citizens such as California's veterans population.
California Occupational Guides
The California Occupational Guides provides detailed 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. Informed career decisions lead to a satisfying work life.
Projections of Employment estimate the changes in industry and occupational employment over time resulting from industry growth, technological change, and other factors. California produces long-term (10 year) projections of employment every 2 years for the State and local areas. Statewide short-term (2 year) projections are revised annually. To find projections data across multiple geographic areas simultaneously use the interactive tool to filter, sort, and export data.
Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics (OEWS)
The Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics (OEWS) program provides employment and wage estimates by occupation. To find OEWS wages data across multiple geographic areas simultaneously use the OEWS Wages Data Search Tool.
Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW)
The Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) summarizes industry employment and wage data for all employers covered by state Unemployment Insurance (UI) laws and federal workers covered by the Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees (UCFE) program. To find QCEW data across multiple geographic areas simultaneously use the QCEW Data Search Tool.
Industry Employment – Official Estimates (CES)
Official monthly estimates of the number of jobs by industry and industry sector by geography from the Current Employment Statistics Program. Released monthly for State, metropolitan areas, and counties. The Industry Employment data are based upon "place of work" – where people are employed, regardless of where they live. Individuals who have more than one job are counted for each job. To find official monthly Industry Employment data across multiple geographic areas simultaneously use the Industry Employment Data Search Tool.
Population and Census
Population and Census
The EDD Labor Market Division provides Population and Census data that describe the characteristics of the people living in a geographic area. These characteristics include race/ethnicity, income, where they work, gender, and more. To find current California statewide and county population data use the Population Data Search Tool.
Local Area Profiles and Data
Local Area Profiles
Local Area Profile provides a summary of labor market information in a particular area within the state. Select an Area by choosing from the area map. Click on "View Local Area Profile" button. Use the Advanced Search to select multiple data sets and use Area Comparison to compare labor market information for different areas of the state.
Additional Interactive Labor Market Tools
California Industry Sectors Demographics Data Dashboard
The California Industry Sectors Demographics Data Dashboard is a web-based interactive tool which displays quarterly employment count by demographics (age, education, ethnicity, race, and gender) for all industry sectors in California, at the county and state level. The dashboard content can also be accessed by downloading the A.D.A. Excel file.
Earn and Learn Occupations Tool
The California Earn and Learn Occupations Tool is a web-based, interactive tool designed to assist job seekers, workforce partners, and businesses identify potential occupations in which you could earn a wage and learn new skills at the same time.
Find Local Employers
Find local employers by industry, occupation title, employer location, or employer name.
Online Job Vacancy Statistics
The Help Wanted OnLine™ Data Series (HWOL) provides 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).
Regional Planning Units
The Regional Planning Unit LMI Dashboard is a web-based interactive tool designed as a resource for Local Workforce Development Boards and Regional Planning Units to use when modifying their strategic plans. The tool also assists workforce partners, businesses, and educational institutions, by providing data to build and strengthen partnerships in alignment with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.
Supply and Demand Tool
The purpose of the California Labor Market Supply and Demand Tool is a web-based interactive tool designed and developed to assist workforce partners, businesses, and educational institutions, by providing data to build and strengthen partnerships in alignment with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.