Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Services and Maps

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About Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

The EDD Labor Market Information Division creates specialized maps and reports that display labor market and related data in ways that reveal relationships, patterns, and trends. LMID GIS Analysts provide assistance to customers involved in planning activities (e.g. research, economic development, urban planning) by summarizing BLS data from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages program within geographic areas of interest (e.g. jurisdictions, natural disaster areas, or natural hazard zones).

  • Printable Monthly Press Release Maps (black & white | color)
    This is a set of four maps showing prior month county unemployment rates, year-over change in county unemployment rates, nonfarm jobs among California areas, and year-over change in nonfarm jobs among California areas.

  • Annual Average County Unemployment Rates Maps:
    Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) annual average county unemployment rates for 2017 through 2021 displayed in thematic maps.

    2022 | 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018

  • 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.


  • County-to-County Commute Patterns
    The Labor Market Information Division (LMID) has developed county maps based on the American Community Survey data about California residents and county commute patterns. View maps by county that show the number of commuters to and from surrounding counties.

  • Statewide Maps of County Commuting
    The statewide commute pattern maps include four maps showing the percentage and number of commuters into and out of California counties.


Natural Disasters

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.