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Disability Insurance (DI) and Paid Family Leave (PFL) Insurance Statistics
Data Archives Current Data
As of Calendar Year 2018
Contribution Rate 1.0%
Taxable Wage Ceiling $114,967
Maximum Worker Contribution Per Year $1,149.67
Minimum Weekly Benefit Amount $50
Maximum Weekly Benefit Amount $1,216


Disability Insurance (DI) and Paid Family Leave (PFL) Insurance Statistics
Data Archives Current Data
For the Month of February 2018
DI Trust Fund Balance as of November 2017 $2,977,598,061.80
DI Average Weekly Benefit Amount $561
DI Average of Average Weekly Benefit Amount (CYTD) $559
DI Total Initial Claims Filed in Calendar Year (YTD) 112,222
DI Monthly Average of Initial Claims Filed in Calendar Year 56,111
DI Initial Claims Filed in February 2018 53,449
DI Total Benefits Paid in Calendar Year (YTD) $903,034,063.27
DI Benefits Paid in February 2018 $420,888,537.86 
PFL Average Weekly Benefit Amount $630
PFL Average of Average Weekly Benefit Amount (CYTD) $628
PFL Total Initial Claims Filed in Calendar Year (YTD) 45,966
PFL Monthly Average of Initial Claims Filed in Calendar Year

22,983

PFL Initial Claims Filed in February 2018 21,102
PFL Total Benefits Paid in Calendar Year (YTD) $150,440,366.77
PFL Benefits Paid in February 2018 $70,280,251.23


Workforce Services Statistics
Data Categories Current Quarterly Data
For October 2017 through December 2017
Job Seekers who accessed CalJOBSSM 190,950
New Job Seeker Registrations in CalJOBSSM 98,693
Employers who accessed CalJOBSSM 5,060
New Employer Registrations in CalJOBSSM 4,447
Active Job Openings in CalJOBSSM 262,733


Labor Market Information for California
Data Element Current Data
For the Month of March 2018
Civilian Labor Force (seasonally adjusted) 19,379,600
Employment (seasonally adjusted) 18,552,200
Unemployment (seasonally adjusted) 827,500
Unemployment Rate (seasonally adjusted) 4.3%
Total Nonfarm Industry Employment (seasonally adjusted) 17,045,800
Average Hourly Wage in 2017 - First Quarter $27.81


Payroll Taxes Collected
Type of Tax Collected Current Data
For July 1, 2017 through March 31, 2018
Unemployment Insurance
(includes the School Employee Fund)
$2,380,635,147
School Employee Fund $24,423,269
Disability Insurance $4,980,308,786
Personal Income $48,784,215,872
Employment Training $38,503,908
Contingent Fund $107,222,743


Unemployment Insurance (UI) Statistics
Data Archives Current Data
For the Month of February 2018
Tax Schedules Schedule F+
Taxable Wage Ceiling $7,000
Minimum Weekly Benefit Amount $40
Maximum Weekly Benefit Amount $450
Monthly Average Weekly Benefit Amount $326
Average Weekly Benefit Amount (CYTD) $328
Initial Claims Filed 155,227
Total Initial Claims Filed (YTD) 391,530
Weeks Paid 1,403,082
Total Weeks Paid (YTD) 2,909,589
Benefits Paid $449,966,910
Total Benefits Paid (YTD) $938,312,929
UI Trust Fund Balance as of November 2017 ($722,242,166.83)
Insured Unemployment Rate (13 week average) 2.21%
Information by County Contains current and historical information