Unemployment Rate and Labor Force

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Each month the Employment Development Department releases revised and preliminary civilian labor force, unemployment rates, and industry employment by geography for California, metropolitan areas, counties, and sub-county areas. The last data released was for April 2024. For a complete schedule of future data releases, please visit the Release Schedule.

Monthly EDD Press Release

View a Statewide or a County Press Release:
Data for areas on the drop down list that have an * after the name offer multi-county Metropolitan Area data only.

Note: This page was recently redesigned – and some new data tools were added that will make it easier to explore, visualize, and download the datasets listed on this page.


Counties

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2024: Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr

2023: Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec

Annual Averages: 2023 | 2022 | 2021 | 2020 | 2019

Historical Data: EDD Open Data Portal | Legacy Data Search Tool

Metropolitan Areas

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2024: Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr

2023: Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec

Annual Averages: 2023 | 2022 | 2021 | 2020 | 2019

Seasonally Adjusted Metropolitan Areas Data (Excel)

Historical Data: EDD Open Data Portal | Legacy Data Search Tool

Local Workforce Development Areas (Local Areas)

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2024: Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr

2023: Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec

Annual Averages: 2023 | 2022 | 2021 | 2020 | 2019

Historical Data: EDD Open Data Portal | Legacy Data Search Tool

Sub-County Areas (Cities and Towns)

Annual Averages (all California counties and their sub-areas): 2023 | 2022 | 2021 | 2020 | 2019

Historical Data: EDD Open Data Portal | Legacy Data Search Tool

For more information about the unemployment rate and labor force data collection and calculation visit, About the Labor Force data, Methodology for Generating Labor Force Data and Labor Market Information FAQs.

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