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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 January 2015
DI Trust Fund Balance as of December 2014 $2,575,261,505.16
DI Average Weekly Benefit Amount $489
DI Average of Average Weekly Benefit Amount (CYTD) $489
DI Total Initial Claims Filed in Calendar Year (YTD) 50,839
DI Monthly Average of Initial Claims Filed in Calendar Year 50,839
DI Initial Claims Filed in January 2015 50,839
DI Total Benefits Paid in Calendar Year (YTD) $398,790,481.13
DI Benefits Paid in January 2015 $398,790,481.13
PFL Average Weekly Benefit Amount $543
PFL Average of Average Weekly Benefit Amount (CYTD) $543
PFL Total Initial Claims Filed in Calendar Year (YTD) 20,983
PFL Monthly Average of Initial Claims Filed in Calendar Year 20,983
PFL Initial Claims Filed in January 2015 20,983
PFL Total Benefits Paid in Calendar Year (YTD) $59,325,550.56
PFL Benefits Paid in January 2015 $59,325,550.56


Workforce Services Statistics *
Data Archives Current Quarterly Data
For October 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014
Job Seekers who accessed CalJOBSSM 284,962
New Job Seeker Registrations in CalJOBSSM 115,290
Employers who accessed CalJOBSSM 11,366
New Employer Registrations in CalJOBSSM 3,891
Active Job Openings in CalJOBSSM 96,808

* Wagner-Peyser Funded Only



Labor Market Information for California
Data Element Current Data
For the Month of December 2014
Civilian Labor Force (seasonally adjusted) 18,834,500
Employment (seasonally adjusted) 17,507,200
Unemployment (seasonally adjusted) 1,327,300
Unemployment Rate (seasonally adjusted) 7.0%
Total Nonfarm Industry Employment (seasonally adjusted) 15,643,900
Average Hourly Wage in 2014 - First Quarter $25.75


Payroll Taxes Collected
Type of Tax Collected Current Data
For July 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014
* Unemployment Insurance
(includes the School Employee Fund)
$1,604,416,689
School Employee Fund $16,103,787
Disability Insurance $2,743,144,611
Personal Income $24,433,935,306
Employment Training $20,026,164
Contingent Fund $49,894,083


Unemployment Insurance (UI) Statistics
Data Archives Current Data
For the Month of January 2015
Tax Schedules Schedule F+
Taxable Wage Ceiling $7,000
Minimum Weekly Benefit Amount $40
Maximum Weekly Benefit Amount $450
Average Weekly Benefit Amount $305
Average of Average Weekly Benefit Amount (CYTD) $305
Initial Claims Filed 239,200
Total Initial Claims Filed (YTD) 239,200
Weeks Paid 1,640,925
Total Weeks Paid (YTD) 1,640,925
Benefits Paid $491,554,072
Total Benefits Paid (YTD) $491,554,072
UI Trust Fund Balance as of December 2014 ($8,575,405,575.61)
Insured Unemployment Rate (13 week average) 2.63%
Information by County Contains current and historical information


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