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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 9.30%, compared to 11.10% last month and 3.90% last year. This is higher than the long term average of 7.27%.

Stats

Last Value 9.30%
Latest Period Oct 2020
Last Updated Nov 20 2020, 10:30 EST
Next Release Dec 18 2020, 10:30 EST
Long Term Average 7.27%
Average Growth Rate 2.40%
Value from 1 Year Ago 3.90%
Change from 1 Year Ago 138.5%
Frequency Monthly
Unit Percent
Adjustment Seasonally Adjusted
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Historical Data

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Date Value
October 31, 2020 9.30%
September 30, 2020 11.10%
August 31, 2020 11.20%
July 31, 2020 13.50%
June 30, 2020 14.90%
May 31, 2020 16.40%
April 30, 2020 16.40%
March 31, 2020 5.50%
February 29, 2020 3.90%
January 31, 2020 3.90%
December 31, 2019 3.90%
November 30, 2019 3.90%
October 31, 2019 3.90%
September 30, 2019 3.90%
August 31, 2019 3.90%
July 31, 2019 4.00%
June 30, 2019 4.00%
May 31, 2019 4.10%
April 30, 2019 4.20%
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%
Date Value
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%
June 30, 2017 4.80%
May 31, 2017 4.90%
April 30, 2017 5.00%
March 31, 2017 5.00%
February 28, 2017 5.10%
January 31, 2017 5.20%
December 31, 2016 5.30%
November 30, 2016 5.40%
October 31, 2016 5.40%
September 30, 2016 5.40%

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 9.30%, compared to 11.10% last month and 3.90% last year. This is higher than the long term average of 7.27%.

Stats

Last Value 9.30%
Latest Period Oct 2020
Last Updated Nov 20 2020, 10:30 EST
Next Release Dec 18 2020, 10:30 EST
Long Term Average 7.27%
Average Growth Rate 2.40%
Value from 1 Year Ago 3.90%
Change from 1 Year Ago 138.5%
Frequency Monthly
Unit Percent
Adjustment Seasonally Adjusted
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