Level Chart

Basic Info

California Unemployment Rate is at 5.10%, compared to 4.90% last month and 4.10% last year. This is lower than the long term average of 7.15%.

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.

Stats

Last Value 5.10%
Latest Period Dec 2023
Last Updated Jan 23 2024, 10:34 EST
Next Release Mar 11 2024, 10:30 EDT
Long Term Average 7.15%
Average Growth Rate 0.86%
Value from Last Month 4.90%
Change from Last Month 4.08%
Value from 1 Year Ago 4.10%
Change from 1 Year Ago 24.39%
Frequency Monthly
Unit Percent
Adjustment Seasonally Adjusted
Download Source File Upgrade

Historical Data

View and export this data back to 1976. Upgrade now.
Date Value
December 31, 2023 5.10%
November 30, 2023 4.90%
October 31, 2023 4.80%
September 30, 2023 4.70%
August 31, 2023 4.60%
July 31, 2023 4.60%
June 30, 2023 4.60%
May 31, 2023 4.50%
April 30, 2023 4.50%
March 31, 2023 4.40%
February 28, 2023 4.40%
January 31, 2023 4.20%
December 31, 2022 4.10%
November 30, 2022 4.10%
October 31, 2022 4.10%
September 30, 2022 4.00%
August 31, 2022 3.80%
July 31, 2022 3.80%
June 30, 2022 3.90%
May 31, 2022 4.00%
April 30, 2022 4.10%
March 31, 2022 4.40%
February 28, 2022 4.70%
January 31, 2022 5.20%
December 31, 2021 5.50%
Date Value
November 30, 2021 5.80%
October 31, 2021 6.20%
September 30, 2021 6.50%
August 31, 2021 7.00%
July 31, 2021 7.40%
June 30, 2021 7.80%
May 31, 2021 7.90%
April 30, 2021 8.20%
March 31, 2021 8.40%
February 28, 2021 8.50%
January 31, 2021 8.70%
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%
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%

Basic Info

California Unemployment Rate is at 5.10%, compared to 4.90% last month and 4.10% last year. This is lower than the long term average of 7.15%.

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.

Stats

Last Value 5.10%
Latest Period Dec 2023
Last Updated Jan 23 2024, 10:34 EST
Next Release Mar 11 2024, 10:30 EDT
Long Term Average 7.15%
Average Growth Rate 0.86%
Value from Last Month 4.90%
Change from Last Month 4.08%
Value from 1 Year Ago 4.10%
Change from 1 Year Ago 24.39%
Frequency Monthly
Unit Percent
Adjustment Seasonally Adjusted
Download Source File Upgrade