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Basic Info

The California Unemployment Rate measures the total number of employees in California that are a part of the labor force, but are without a job. Unemployment rates can be a good gauge for how the economy is performing in a particular region. Historically, the unemployment rate in California reached as high as 12.40% in 2010, while the United States reached 9.50% in that time frame. California's unemployment was higher than the nation's average after the financial crisis largely due to construction jobs.

California Unemployment Rate is at 4.10%, compared to 3.90% last month and 7.00% last year. This is lower than the long term average of 7.24%.

Stats

Last Value 4.10%
Latest Period Aug 2022
Last Updated Sep 16 2022, 10:35 EDT
Next Release Oct 21 2022, 10:30 EDT
Long Term Average 7.24%
Average Growth Rate 0.42%
Value from Last Month 3.90%
Change from Last Month 5.13%
Value from 1 Year Ago 7.00%
Change from 1 Year Ago -41.43%
Frequency Monthly
Unit Percent
Adjustment Seasonally Adjusted
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Historical Data

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Date Value
August 31, 2022 4.10%
July 31, 2022 3.90%
June 30, 2022 4.20%
May 31, 2022 4.30%
April 30, 2022 4.60%
March 31, 2022 4.80%
February 28, 2022 5.30%
January 31, 2022 5.70%
December 31, 2021 5.80%
November 30, 2021 5.80%
October 31, 2021 6.10%
September 30, 2021 6.40%
August 31, 2021 7.00%
July 31, 2021 7.40%
June 30, 2021 7.90%
May 31, 2021 7.90%
April 30, 2021 8.30%
March 31, 2021 8.40%
February 28, 2021 8.60%
January 31, 2021 8.80%
December 31, 2020 9.20%
November 30, 2020 9.20%
October 31, 2020 9.50%
September 30, 2020 10.30%
August 31, 2020 11.90%
Date Value
July 31, 2020 13.40%
June 30, 2020 14.10%
May 31, 2020 16.10%
April 30, 2020 15.90%
March 31, 2020 5.50%
February 29, 2020 4.10%
January 31, 2020 4.10%
December 31, 2019 4.20%
November 30, 2019 4.10%
October 31, 2019 4.10%
September 30, 2019 4.10%
August 31, 2019 4.10%
July 31, 2019 4.10%
June 30, 2019 4.10%
May 31, 2019 4.10%
April 30, 2019 4.10%
March 31, 2019 4.20%
February 28, 2019 4.30%
January 31, 2019 4.30%
December 31, 2018 4.30%
November 30, 2018 4.20%
October 31, 2018 4.20%
September 30, 2018 4.20%
August 31, 2018 4.20%
July 31, 2018 4.20%

Basic Info

The California Unemployment Rate measures the total number of employees in California that are a part of the labor force, but are without a job. Unemployment rates can be a good gauge for how the economy is performing in a particular region. Historically, the unemployment rate in California reached as high as 12.40% in 2010, while the United States reached 9.50% in that time frame. California's unemployment was higher than the nation's average after the financial crisis largely due to construction jobs.

California Unemployment Rate is at 4.10%, compared to 3.90% last month and 7.00% last year. This is lower than the long term average of 7.24%.

Stats

Last Value 4.10%
Latest Period Aug 2022
Last Updated Sep 16 2022, 10:35 EDT
Next Release Oct 21 2022, 10:30 EDT
Long Term Average 7.24%
Average Growth Rate 0.42%
Value from Last Month 3.90%
Change from Last Month 5.13%
Value from 1 Year Ago 7.00%
Change from 1 Year Ago -41.43%
Frequency Monthly
Unit Percent
Adjustment Seasonally Adjusted
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