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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 October 2016
DI Trust Fund Balance as of October 2016 $3,112,907,794.14
DI Average Weekly Benefit Amount $517
DI Average of Average Weekly Benefit Amount (CYTD) $510
DI Total Initial Claims Filed in Calendar Year (YTD) 546,069
DI Monthly Average of Initial Claims Filed in Calendar Year 54,510
DI Initial Claims Filed in October 2016 55,479
DI Total Benefits Paid in Calendar Year (YTD) $4,166,963,051.52
DI Benefits Paid in October 2016 $415,509,954.22
PFL Average Weekly Benefit Amount $575
PFL Average of Average Weekly Benefit Amount (CYTD) $570
PFL Total Initial Claims Filed in Calendar Year (YTD) 212,431
PFL Monthly Average of Initial Claims Filed in Calendar Year

21,188

PFL Initial Claims Filed in October 2016 21,735
PFL Total Benefits Paid in Calendar Year (YTD) $603,242,749.26
PFL Benefits Paid in October 2016 $61,026,449.07


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 October 2016
Civilian Labor Force (seasonally adjusted) 19,438,000
Employment (seasonally adjusted) 18,368,700
Unemployment (seasonally adjusted) 1,069,300
Unemployment Rate (seasonally adjusted) 5.5%
Total Nonfarm Industry Employment (seasonally adjusted) 16,586,800
Average Hourly Wage in 2016 - First Quarter $27.05


Payroll Taxes Collected
Type of Tax Collected Current Data
For July 1, 2016 through September 30, 2016
Unemployment Insurance
(includes the School Employee Fund)
$910,468,550
School Employee Fund $7,598,962
Disability Insurance $1,481,822,576
Personal Income $12,979,672,368
Employment Training $13,706,183
Contingent Fund $36,751,117


Unemployment Insurance (UI) Statistics
Data Archives Current Data
For the Month of October 2016
Tax Schedules Schedule F+
Taxable Wage Ceiling $7,000
Minimum Weekly Benefit Amount $40
Maximum Weekly Benefit Amount $450
Monthly Average Weekly Benefit Amount $319
Average Weekly Benefit Amount (CYTD) $315
Initial Claims Filed 193,086
Total Initial Claims Filed (YTD) 1,940,101
Weeks Paid 1,289,102
Total Weeks Paid (YTD) 14,424,080
Benefits Paid $401,761,181
Total Benefits Paid (YTD) $4,448,682,614
UI Trust Fund Balance as of September 2016 ($3,373,056,669.09)
Insured Unemployment Rate (13 week average) 2.03%
Information by County Contains current and historical information