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Disability Insurance (DI) and Paid Family Leave (PFL) Insurance Statistics
Data Archives Current Data
As of Calendar Year 2015
Contribution Rate 0.9%
Taxable Wage Ceiling $104,378
Maximum Worker Contribution Per Year $939.40
Minimum Weekly Benefit Amount $50
Maximum Weekly Benefit Amount $1,104


Disability Insurance (DI) and Paid Family Leave (PFL) Insurance Statistics
Data Archives Current Data
For the Month of March 2015
DI Trust Fund Balance as of February 2015 $2,710,061,662.12
DI Average Weekly Benefit Amount $487
DI Average of Average Weekly Benefit Amount (CYTD) $488
DI Total Initial Claims Filed in Calendar Year (YTD) 153,594
DI Monthly Average of Initial Claims Filed in Calendar Year 51,198
DI Initial Claims Filed in March 2015 55,408
DI Total Benefits Paid in Calendar Year (YTD) $1,138,167,165.13
DI Benefits Paid in March 2015 $381,674,180.10
PFL Average Weekly Benefit Amount $542
PFL Average of Average Weekly Benefit Amount (CYTD) $542
PFL Total Initial Claims Filed in Calendar Year (YTD) 58,087
PFL Monthly Average of Initial Claims Filed in Calendar Year 19,362
PFL Initial Claims Filed in March 2015 19,230
PFL Total Benefits Paid in Calendar Year (YTD) $159,522,490.63
PFL Benefits Paid in March 2015 $51,105,273.23


Workforce Services Statistics *
Data Archives Current Quarterly Data
For October 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014
Job Seekers who accessed CalJOBSSM 284,962
New Job Seeker Registrations in CalJOBSSM 115,290
Employers who accessed CalJOBSSM 11,366
New Employer Registrations in CalJOBSSM 3,891
Active Job Openings in CalJOBSSM 96,808

* Wagner-Peyser Funded Only



Labor Market Information for California
Data Element Current Data
For the Month of March 2015
Civilian Labor Force (seasonally adjusted) 18,936,100
Employment (seasonally adjusted) 17,713,000
Unemployment (seasonally adjusted) 1,223,100
Unemployment Rate (seasonally adjusted) 6.5%
Total Nonfarm Industry Employment (seasonally adjusted) 15,982,000
Average Hourly Wage in 2014 - First Quarter $25.75


Payroll Taxes Collected
Type of Tax Collected Current Data
For July 1, 2014 through March 31, 2015
* Unemployment Insurance
(includes the School Employee Fund)
$2,461,388,079
School Employee Fund $23,259,542
Disability Insurance $4,300,831,454
Personal Income $38,671,023,592
Employment Training $30,269,086
Contingent Fund $78,393,985


Unemployment Insurance (UI) Statistics
Data Archives Current Data
For the Month of March 2015
Tax Schedules Schedule F+
Taxable Wage Ceiling $7,000
Minimum Weekly Benefit Amount $40
Maximum Weekly Benefit Amount $450
Average Weekly Benefit Amount $302
Average of Average Weekly Benefit Amount (CYTD) $303
Initial Claims Filed 189,420
Total Initial Claims Filed (YTD) 626,813
Weeks Paid 1,754,339
Total Weeks Paid (YTD) 4,981,565
Benefits Paid $518,812,181
Total Benefits Paid (YTD) $1,481,848,465
UI Trust Fund Balance as of February 2015 ($8,642,092,687.34)
Insured Unemployment Rate (13 week average) 2.84%
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