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2021 by Month

Data not seasonal adjusted.

Month Civilian Labor Force Civilian Employment Civilian Unemployment Civilian Unemployment Rate*
January 4,916,600 4,290,200 626,400 12.7%


1990 - 2020

Average Number by Year

Year Civilian Labor Force Civilian Employment Civilian Unemployment Civilian Unemployment Rate*
2020 4,921,500 4,291,700 629,800 12.8%


Unemployment Disaster, 2020, Los Angeles County.


Year Civilian Labor Force Civilian Employment Civilian Unemployment Civilian Unemployment Rate*
2019 5,122,800 4,888,600 234,300 4.6%
2018 5,094,300 4,857,300 237,000 4.7%
2017 5,088,900 4,843,700 245,200 4.8%
2016 5,018,900 4,751,200 267,700 5.3%
2015 4,973,800 4,641,100 332,700 6.7%
Year Civilian Labor Force Civilian Employment Civilian Unemployment Civilian Unemployment Rate*
2014 4,982,400 4,572,200 410,200 8.2%
2013 4,955,800 4,471,400 484,400 9.8%
2012 4,904,900 4,365,700 539,200 11.0%
2011 4,941,700 4,337,400 604,300 12.2%
2010 4,940,700 4,318,700 622,000 12.6%
Year Civilian Labor Force Civilian Employment Civilian Unemployment Civilian Unemployment Rate*
2009 4,937,000 4,357,100 579,800 11.7%
2008 4,923,900 4,553,000 370,900 7.5%
2007 4,864,700 4,614,600 250,100 5.1%
2006 4,794,500 4,565,700 228,800 4.8%
2005 4,787,300 4,532,900 254,400 5.3%
Year Civilian Labor Force Civilian Employment Civilian Unemployment Civilian Unemployment Rate*
2004 4,747,200 4,440,600 306,700 6.5%
2003 4,733,000 4,401,800 331,200 7.0%
2002 4,742,500 4,418,100 324,400 6.8%
2001 4,729,800 4,458,700 271,100 5.7%
2000 4,665,200 4,413,200 252,000 5.4%
Year Civilian Labor Force Civilian Employment Civilian Unemployment Civilian Unemployment Rate*
1999 4,575,700 4,305,200 270,600 5.9%
1998 4,545,200 4,248,500 296,700 6.5%
1997 4,434,100 4,128,400 305,700 6.9%
1996 4,328,400 3,975,400 353,000 8.2%
1995 4,288,500 3,939,400 349,100 8.1%
Year Civilian Labor Force Civilian Employment Civilian Unemployment Civilian Unemployment Rate*
1994 4,295,500 3,899,700 395,900 9.2%
1993 4,347,900 3,913,200 434,700 10.0%
1992 4,445,500 4,007,900 437,600 9.8%
1991 4,449,200 4,092,500 356,600 8.0%
1990 4,505,200 4,237,800 267,300 5.9%

* The unemployment rate is calculated using unrounded data.

Data not seasonally adjusted. Data may not add due to rounding.
Labor force data for all geographic areas for 1990 to 2021 now reflect the March 2020 annual revision (or benchmark) and Census 2014 population controls at the state level.

Source: California Employment Development Department