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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 August 2022 for California. These figures are not seasonally adjusted.
Area Civilian Labor Force Number Employed Number Unemployed Unemployment Rate Preliminary
California 19,288,300 18,505,600 782,700 4.1% Yes
The total civilian preliminary labor force (not seasonally adjusted) for California in August 2022 was 19,288,300, of which 18,505,600 were employed and 782,700 were unemployed. The unemployment rate was 4.1% 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 August 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 70,500 59,100 11,400 16.2% Yes
2 Tulare County 206,300 189,900 16,400 7.9% Yes
3 Colusa County 11,590 10,710 880 7.6% Yes
4 Merced County 117,100 109,200 8,000 6.8% Yes
5 Kern County 392,300 366,100 26,300 6.7% Yes
6 Kings County 56,300 52,800 3,500 6.3% Yes
7 Fresno County 457,800 431,100 26,800 5.9% Yes
8 Alpine County 470 440 30 5.6% Yes
9 Madera County 63,600 60,000 3,500 5.6% Yes
10 Sutter County 46,600 44,000 2,600 5.6% Yes
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The top three county/parishes in California with the highest unemployment rate in August 2022 were Imperial County (16.2%), Tulare County (7.9%), and Colusa County (7.6%).
Source: Labor Market Statistics, Local Area Unemployment Statistics Program



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