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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 7.50%, compared to 7.60% last month and 12.30% last year. This is higher than the long term average of 7.28%.

Stats

Last Value 7.50%
Latest Period Aug 2021
Last Updated Sep 17 2021, 10:30 EDT
Next Release Oct 22 2021, 10:30 EDT
Long Term Average 7.28%
Average Growth Rate 2.60%
Value from 1 Year Ago 12.30%
Change from 1 Year Ago -39.02%
Frequency Monthly
Unit Percent
Adjustment Seasonally Adjusted
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Historical Data

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Date Value
August 31, 2021 7.50%
July 31, 2021 7.60%
June 30, 2021 7.60%
May 31, 2021 7.70%
April 30, 2021 8.00%
March 31, 2021 8.30%
February 28, 2021 8.50%
January 31, 2021 9.00%
December 31, 2020 9.30%
November 30, 2020 8.70%
October 31, 2020 9.80%
September 30, 2020 10.60%
August 31, 2020 12.30%
July 31, 2020 13.20%
June 30, 2020 14.10%
May 31, 2020 15.60%
April 30, 2020 16.00%
March 31, 2020 4.50%
February 29, 2020 4.30%
January 31, 2020 4.20%
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%
Date Value
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%
June 30, 2018 4.20%
May 31, 2018 4.30%
April 30, 2018 4.30%
March 31, 2018 4.30%
February 28, 2018 4.30%
January 31, 2018 4.40%
December 31, 2017 4.40%
November 30, 2017 4.50%
October 31, 2017 4.50%
September 30, 2017 4.60%
August 31, 2017 4.70%
July 31, 2017 4.70%

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 7.50%, compared to 7.60% last month and 12.30% last year. This is higher than the long term average of 7.28%.

Stats

Last Value 7.50%
Latest Period Aug 2021
Last Updated Sep 17 2021, 10:30 EDT
Next Release Oct 22 2021, 10:30 EDT
Long Term Average 7.28%
Average Growth Rate 2.60%
Value from 1 Year Ago 12.30%
Change from 1 Year Ago -39.02%
Frequency Monthly
Unit Percent
Adjustment Seasonally Adjusted
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