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The EDD Data Library provides the public access to view and download non-confidential data and information related to California industries, occupations, employment projections, wages, and labor force. The data can be used to better understand California’s economy, to make informed labor market decisions, as a tool to direct efforts to promote the state’s overall economic health, support workforce development, and much more.

The EDD Data Library has many benefits, including:

  • Self-service access to data (open data) in a single system.
  • Search functionality.
  • Geospatial mapping and visualization tools.
  • Allows data customization and data export functionality in multiple formats (CSV, Excel, JSON, OData, etc).
  • Open API access to all datasets.

Open data is a fast-growing global movement. And this innovative approach to governance has been adopted by organizations around the world - across all levels of government. It describes the process of making non-personal, public information broadly accessible and usable by people and machines, free of any constraints.  

Many individuals and organizations collect a broad range of different types of data in order to perform their tasks. Since government collects a large quantity of public data, open data allows government to make data easily available for others to use in order to improve accessibility, transparency, and accountability of government.

You do not have to register to use the EDD Data Library. You can start searching data right away without having to register.

You do not need to create an account to access all of the features of the EDD Data Library. If you do create an account, you can:

  • Create custom views on datasets.
  • Save views on datasets.

To learn more, visit How to Use the EDD Data Library.

There are over 22 local California government entities that use the same open data platform the EDD uses. This includes the California State Controller’s Office, Franchise Tax Board, Health and Human Services, California State Treasurer’s Office, California GovOps, various cities, counties, and municipalities.

You can dynamically link to data a few different ways. Select the data set you want to link to.

  • SODA API: The Socrata Open Data API (SODA) provides programmatic access to this dataset including the ability to filter, query, and aggregate data.

    To use this option, select “Export” and select “SODA API.” The link to the API Endpoint is available for you to use.
  • OData: OData (Open Data Protocol) RESTful APIs are easy to consume. The OData metadata, a machine-readable description of the data model of the APIs, enables the creation of powerful generic client proxies and tools. Some of them can help you interact with OData even without knowing anything about the protocol.

    To use this option, select “Export” and select “OData.” The link to the OData Endpoint is available for you to use.

The EDD Data Library also enables you to publish interactive data tools on an external webpage or intranet site using the data embed tool.

To embed a dataset or visualization, simply select “Embed,” customize the code (optional), and copy and paste the code provided.

If you need assistance with the EDD Data library, email DataLibrary@edd.ca.gov.