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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 $106,742
Maximum Worker Contribution Per Year $961
Minimum Weekly Benefit Amount $50
Maximum Weekly Benefit Amount $1,129


Disability Insurance (DI) and Paid Family Leave (PFL) Insurance Statistics
Data Archives Current Data
For the Month of March 2016
DI Trust Fund Balance as of March 2016 $2,789,983,275.55
DI Average Weekly Benefit Amount $505
DI Average of Average Weekly Benefit Amount (CYTD) $502
DI Total Initial Claims Filed in Calendar Year (YTD) 162,096
DI Monthly Average of Initial Claims Filed in Calendar Year 54,032
DI Initial Claims Filed in March 2016 55,944
DI Total Benefits Paid in Calendar Year (YTD) $1,198,950,823.84
DI Benefits Paid in March 2016 $404,465,612.71
PFL Average Weekly Benefit Amount $557
PFL Average of Average Weekly Benefit Amount (CYTD) $559
PFL Total Initial Claims Filed in Calendar Year (YTD) 62,405
PFL Monthly Average of Initial Claims Filed in Calendar Year

20,802

PFL Initial Claims Filed in March 2016 20,464
PFL Total Benefits Paid in Calendar Year (YTD) $174,660,835.33
PFL Benefits Paid in March 2016 $57,495,579.80


Workforce Services Statistics *
Data Categories Current Quarterly Data
For October 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015
Job Seekers who accessed CalJOBSSM 312,915
New Job Seeker Registrations in CalJOBSSM 102,150
Employers who accessed CalJOBSSM 12,238
New Employer Registrations in CalJOBSSM 3,790
Active Job Openings in CalJOBSSM 788,278

* Wagner-Peyser Funded Only



Labor Market Information for California
Data Element Current Data
For the Month of April 2016
Civilian Labor Force (seasonally adjusted) 19,084,200
Employment (seasonally adjusted) 18,070,900
Unemployment (seasonally adjusted) 1,013,400
Unemployment Rate (seasonally adjusted) 5.3%
Total Nonfarm Industry Employment (seasonally adjusted) 16,381,500
Average Hourly Wage in 2015 - First Quarter $26.41


Payroll Taxes Collected
Type of Tax Collected Current Data
For July 1, 2015 through March 31, 2016
Unemployment Insurance
(includes the School Employee Fund)
$2,543,299,895
School Employee Fund $22,489,650
Disability Insurance $4,279,414,243
Personal Income $41,297,766,233
Employment Training $33,209,502
Contingent Fund $98,585,807


Unemployment Insurance (UI) Statistics
Data Archives Current Data
For the Month of April 2016
Tax Schedules Schedule F+
Taxable Wage Ceiling $7,000
Minimum Weekly Benefit Amount $40
Maximum Weekly Benefit Amount $450
Average Weekly Benefit Amount $312
Average of Average Weekly Benefit Amount (CYTD) $312
Initial Claims Filed 196,427
Total Initial Claims Filed (YTD) 825,001
Weeks Paid 1,460,805
Total Weeks Paid (YTD) 6,300,466
Benefits Paid $444,590,434
Total Benefits Paid (YTD) $1,925,030,980
UI Trust Fund Balance as of March 2016 ($5,850,172,459.63)
Insured Unemployment Rate (13 week average) 2.54%
Information by County Contains current and historical information