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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 July 2016
DI Trust Fund Balance as of June 2016 $3,153,474,320.15
DI Average Weekly Benefit Amount $518
DI Average of Average Weekly Benefit Amount (CYTD) $509
DI Total Initial Claims Filed in Calendar Year (YTD) 378,658
DI Monthly Average of Initial Claims Filed in Calendar Year 54,094
DI Initial Claims Filed in July 2016 50,266
DI Total Benefits Paid in Calendar Year (YTD) $2,875,549,811.16
DI Benefits Paid in July 2016 $410,792,830.17
PFL Average Weekly Benefit Amount $580
PFL Average of Average Weekly Benefit Amount (CYTD) $566
PFL Total Initial Claims Filed in Calendar Year (YTD) 146,241
PFL Monthly Average of Initial Claims Filed in Calendar Year

20,892

PFL Initial Claims Filed in July 2016 20,383
PFL Total Benefits Paid in Calendar Year (YTD) $413,688,375.76
PFL Benefits Paid in July 2016 $62,459,736.99


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 August 2016
Civilian Labor Force (seasonally adjusted) 19,231,000
Employment (seasonally adjusted) 18,170,300
Unemployment (seasonally adjusted) 1,060,600
Unemployment Rate (seasonally adjusted) 5.5%
Total Nonfarm Industry Employment (seasonally adjusted) 16,534,300
Average Hourly Wage in 2016 - First Quarter $27.05


Payroll Taxes Collected
Type of Tax Collected Current Data
For July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016
Unemployment Insurance
(includes the School Employee Fund)
$5,965,468,999
School Employee Fund $30,638,655
Disability Insurance $5,895,629,943
Personal Income $54,281,093,888
Employment Training $78,807,065
Contingent Fund $131,113,162


Unemployment Insurance (UI) Statistics
Data Archives Current Data
For the Month of August 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 $317
Average Weekly Benefit Amount (CYTD) $314
Initial Claims Filed 189,163
Total Initial Claims Filed (YTD) 1,583,424
Weeks Paid 1,451,703
Total Weeks Paid (YTD) 11,928,606
Benefits Paid $451,058,704
Total Benefits Paid (YTD) $3,672,036,590
UI Trust Fund Balance as of June 2016 ($3,079,296,210.25)
Insured Unemployment Rate (13 week average) 2.15%
Information by County Contains current and historical information