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Disability Insurance (DI) and Paid Family Leave (PFL) Insurance Statistics
Data Archives Current Data
As of Calendar Year 2017
Contribution Rate 0.9%
Taxable Wage Ceiling $110,902
Maximum Worker Contribution Per Year $998.12
Minimum Weekly Benefit Amount $50
Maximum Weekly Benefit Amount $1,173


Disability Insurance (DI) and Paid Family Leave (PFL) Insurance Statistics
Data Archives Current Data
For the Month of February 2017
DI Trust Fund Balance as of February 2017 $2,937,365,915.25
DI Average Weekly Benefit Amount $530
DI Average of Average Weekly Benefit Amount (CYTD) $530
DI Total Initial Claims Filed in Calendar Year (YTD) 98,173
DI Monthly Average of Initial Claims Filed in Calendar Year 49,087
DI Initial Claims Filed in February 2017 47,213
DI Total Benefits Paid in Calendar Year (YTD) $831,446,862.99
DI Benefits Paid in February 2017 $392,110,129.06
PFL Average Weekly Benefit Amount $585
PFL Average of Average Weekly Benefit Amount (CYTD) $587
PFL Total Initial Claims Filed in Calendar Year (YTD) 41,564
PFL Monthly Average of Initial Claims Filed in Calendar Year

20,782

PFL Initial Claims Filed in February 2017 20,074
PFL Total Benefits Paid in Calendar Year (YTD) $129,295,254.08
PFL Benefits Paid in February 2017 $59,231,821.92


Workforce Services Statistics
Data Categories Current Quarterly Data
For January 2017 through March 2017
Job Seekers who accessed CalJOBSSM 234,369
New Job Seeker Registrations in CalJOBSSM 100,142
Employers who accessed CalJOBSSM 8,894
New Employer Registrations in CalJOBSSM 3,649
Active Job Openings in CalJOBSSM 259,900


Labor Market Information for California
Data Element Current Data
For the Month of March 2017
Civilian Labor Force (seasonally adjusted) 19,168,900
Employment (seasonally adjusted) 18,226,700
Unemployment (seasonally adjusted) 942,100
Unemployment Rate (seasonally adjusted) 4.9%
Total Nonfarm Industry Employment (seasonally adjusted) 16,694,000
Average Hourly Wage in 2016 - First Quarter $27.05


Payroll Taxes Collected
Type of Tax Collected Current Data
For July 1, 2016 through March 31, 2017
Unemployment Insurance
(includes the School Employee Fund)
$2,464,932,694
School Employee Fund $23,766,451
Disability Insurance $4,505,099,916
Personal Income $44,460,529,041
Employment Training $35,561,922
Contingent Fund $106,051,002


Unemployment Insurance (UI) Statistics
Data Archives Current Data
For the Month of March 2017
Tax Schedules Schedule F+
Taxable Wage Ceiling $7,000
Minimum Weekly Benefit Amount $40
Maximum Weekly Benefit Amount $450
Monthly Average Weekly Benefit Amount $320
Average Weekly Benefit Amount (CYTD) $320
Initial Claims Filed 186,064
Total Initial Claims Filed (YTD) 616,219
Weeks Paid 1,655,416
Total Weeks Paid (YTD) 4,872,843
Benefits Paid $520,147,642
Total Benefits Paid (YTD) $1,537,564,831
UI Trust Fund Balance as of February 2017 ($4,099,775,634.44)
Insured Unemployment Rate (13 week average) 2.50%
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