Definition: Estimated percentage of persons in the labor force who are not working but are available to work and have looked for work in the previous 4 weeks (e.g., in 2017, the unemployment rate in California was 4.8%).
Data Source: California Employment Development Department, Labor Market Information; U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Labor Force Statistics Including the National Unemployment Rate (Jun. 2018).
Footnote: Data are not seasonally adjusted. The labor force includes all persons ages 16 and older who are employed or unemployed. For definitions and additional information, see the California Employment Development Department's and Bureau of Labor Statistics's glossaries. Data are displayed for sub-county geographies with at least 10,000 people based on 2017 population estimates. The notation S refers to data that have been suppressed because there were fewer than 20 unemployed persons. N/A means that data are not available. Some regions listed are Census Designated Places (CDPs), such as East Los Angeles; CDPs are communities within the unincorporated part of a county.