Total Labor Force (2018)

19,509,220

Total Population

39,557,045

Population Rank Among States

1st

American Community Survey, 2013-2017

Public School Spending Per Student

$14,819

Rank Among States

21st

U.S. Census Bureau, May 2020

Statewide Unemployment Rate (2018)

4.2%

Rank Among States

37th (tied)

BLS, Local Area Unemployment Statistics
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Alameda County Workforce Development Board

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Anaheim Workforce Development Board

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Foothill Workforce Development Board

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Fresno Regional Workforce Development Board

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Golden Sierra Workforce Development Board

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Humboldt County Workforce Development Board

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Imperial County Workforce Development Office

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Kern/Inyo/Mono Workforce Development Board

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Kings County Workforce Development Board

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Los Angeles City Workforce Development Board

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Los Angeles County Workforce Development Board

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Merced County Workforce Development Board

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Monterey County Workforce Development Board

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Mother Lode Workforce Development Board

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North Central Workforce Development Board

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Northern Rural Training Employment Workforce Development Board

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NOVA Workforce Development Board

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Oakland Workforce Development Board

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Orange County Development Board

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Pacific Gateway Workforce Development Board

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Richmond Workforce Development Board

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Riverside County Workforce Development Board

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Sacramento Works, Inc. Board

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San Benito County Workforce Development Board

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San Bernardino County Workforce Development Board

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San Diego Workforce Development Board

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San Francisco Workforce Development Board

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San Joaquin County Workforce Development Board

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San Jose/Silicon Valley Workforce Development Board

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San Luis Obispo County Workforce Development Board

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Santa Ana Workforce Development Board

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Santa Barbara County Workforce Development Board

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Santa Cruz County Workforce Development Board

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Solano County Workforce Development Board

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Sonoma County Workforce Development Board

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South Bay Workforce Development Board

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Stanislaus County Workforce Development Board

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Tulare County Workforce Development Board

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Verdugo Workforce Development Board

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Workforce Alliance of the North Bay

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Workforce Development Board of Contra Costa County

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Workforce Development Board of Madera County

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Workforce Development Board of Ventura County

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Yolo County Workforce Development Board dba the Workforce Innovation Board (WIB)

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Labor Force Data

*United States Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance National Data, 2018 Non-seasonally adjusted

California National
Year-over Annual Job Growth
2.0%
1.7%
Year-over Average Wage Growth
4.0%
3.3%
Annual Average Unemployment Rate
4.2%
3.9%
Unemployment Exhaustion Rate
48.1%
34.6%
Annual Labor Participation Rate
62.4%
62.9%

Education Levels

*Ages 25 and Older according to the American Community Survey (ACS) educational attainment data.

Less than high school (14.1% California | 12.0% National)
14.1%
12%
High school (23.3% California | 27.1% National)
23.3%
27.1%
Some college/Associate Degree (25.8% California | 28.9% National)
25.8%
28.9%
Bachelor's degree or greater (36.8% California | 32.0% National)
36.8%
32%

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