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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 October 2022 for California. These figures are not seasonally adjusted.
Area Civilian Labor Force Number Employed Number Unemployed Unemployment Rate Preliminary
California 19,213,500 18,487,200 726,300 3.8% Yes
The total civilian preliminary labor force (not seasonally adjusted) for California in October 2022 was 19,213,500, of which 18,487,200 were employed and 726,300 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 October 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 70,700 59,200 11,500 16.2% Yes
2 Tulare County 203,500 187,400 16,000 7.9% Yes
3 Colusa County 11,550 10,710 840 7.2% Yes
4 Kern County 391,600 367,100 24,500 6.3% Yes
5 Merced County 117,700 110,400 7,300 6.2% Yes
6 Kings County 56,100 52,700 3,400 6.1% Yes
7 Fresno County 448,700 422,800 25,900 5.8% Yes
8 Sutter County 45,500 42,900 2,500 5.6% Yes
9 Madera County 61,700 58,300 3,400 5.5% Yes
10 Alpine County 450 430 20 5.3% Yes
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The top three county/parishes in California with the highest unemployment rate in October 2022 were Imperial County (16.2%), Tulare County (7.9%), and Colusa County (7.2%).
Source: Labor Market Statistics, Local Area Unemployment Statistics Program



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