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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 May 2015
DI Trust Fund Balance as of May 2015 $2,829,747,327.00
DI Average Weekly Benefit Amount $491
DI Average of Average Weekly Benefit Amount (CYTD) $489
DI Total Initial Claims Filed in Calendar Year (YTD) 262,644
DI Monthly Average of Initial Claims Filed in Calendar Year 52,529
DI Initial Claims Filed in May 2015 52,098
DI Total Benefits Paid in Calendar Year (YTD) $1,927,258,888.05
DI Benefits Paid in May 2015 $375,351,566.74
PFL Average Weekly Benefit Amount $550
PFL Average of Average Weekly Benefit Amount (CYTD) $544
PFL Total Initial Claims Filed in Calendar Year (YTD) 96,460
PFL Monthly Average of Initial Claims Filed in Calendar Year 19,292
PFL Initial Claims Filed in May 2015 17,969
PFL Total Benefits Paid in Calendar Year (YTD) $264,688,071.18
PFL Benefits Paid in May 2015 $50,793,353.61


Workforce Services Statistics *
Data Archives Current Quarterly Data
For January 1, 2015 through March 31, 2015
Job Seekers who accessed CalJOBSSM 320,348
New Job Seeker Registrations in CalJOBSSM 124,007
Employers who accessed CalJOBSSM 12,819
New Employer Registrations in CalJOBSSM 3,689
Active Job Openings in CalJOBSSM 755,797

* Wagner-Peyser Funded Only



Labor Market Information for California
Data Element Current Data
For the Month of May 2015
Civilian Labor Force (seasonally adjusted) 19,025,800
Employment (seasonally adjusted) 17,813,400
Unemployment (seasonally adjusted) 1,212,500
Unemployment Rate (seasonally adjusted) 6.4%
Total Nonfarm Industry Employment (seasonally adjusted) 16,054,100
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 May 2015
Tax Schedules Schedule F+
Taxable Wage Ceiling $7,000
Minimum Weekly Benefit Amount $40
Maximum Weekly Benefit Amount $450
Average Weekly Benefit Amount $307
Average of Average Weekly Benefit Amount (CYTD) $304
Initial Claims Filed 173,189
Total Initial Claims Filed (YTD) 1,015,539
Weeks Paid 1,361,688
Total Weeks Paid (YTD) 7,980,241
Benefits Paid $407,921,539
Total Benefits Paid (YTD) $2,373,304,065
UI Trust Fund Balance as of May 2015 ($5,272,387,178.53)
Insured Unemployment Rate (13 week average) 2.58%
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