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Here is the estimated labor force, employment and unemployment information for California.

Area Labor Force, Employment and Unemployment Data

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This section shows preliminary estimated labor force, employment and unemployment information in April 2022 for California. These figures are not seasonally adjusted.
Area Civilian Labor Force Number Employed Number Unemployed Unemployment Rate Preliminary
California 19,190,200 18,453,600 736,600 3.8% Yes
The total civilian preliminary labor force (not seasonally adjusted) for California in April 2022 was 19,190,200, of which 18,453,600 were employed and 736,600 were unemployed. The unemployment rate was 3.8% percent.
Source: Labor Market Statistics, Local Area Unemployment Statistics Program

Labor Force, Employment and Unemployment Distribution

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This section shows the county/parishes with the highest preliminary unemployment rate in California for April 2022. These figures are not seasonally adjusted.
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Rank Area Civilian Labor Force Number Employed Number Unemployed Unemployment Rate Preliminary
1 Imperial County 67,600 59,700 7,900 11.7% Yes
2 Colusa County 11,000 9,880 1,110 10.1% Yes
3 Tulare County 205,200 190,100 15,100 7.4% Yes
4 Merced County 115,500 107,100 8,500 7.3% Yes
5 Kern County 382,900 356,900 26,000 6.8% Yes
6 Kings County 56,100 52,400 3,700 6.6% Yes
7 Plumas County 7,080 6,630 450 6.4% Yes
8 Sutter County 45,700 42,800 2,800 6.2% Yes
9 Fresno County 453,300 425,900 27,400 6.0% Yes
10 Monterey County 215,100 202,600 12,400 5.8% Yes
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The top three county/parishes in California with the highest unemployment rate in April 2022 were Imperial County (11.7%), Colusa County (10.1%), and Tulare County (7.4%).
Source: Labor Market Statistics, Local Area Unemployment Statistics Program



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