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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 December 2022 for California. These figures are not seasonally adjusted.
Area Civilian Labor Force Number Employed Number Unemployed Unemployment Rate Preliminary
California 19,221,000 18,504,700 716,200 3.7% Yes
The total civilian preliminary labor force (not seasonally adjusted) for California in December 2022 was 19,221,000, of which 18,504,700 were employed and 716,200 were unemployed. The unemployment rate was 3.7% 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 December 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 70,900 60,400 10,500 14.8% Yes
2 Colusa County 10,720 9,410 1,310 12.2% Yes
3 Tulare County 203,900 187,200 16,700 8.2% Yes
4 Merced County 115,400 106,900 8,600 7.4% Yes
5 Monterey County 200,300 186,500 13,900 6.9% Yes
6 Plumas County 7,090 6,600 490 6.9% Yes
7 Kings County 56,500 52,700 3,800 6.8% Yes
8 Sutter County 44,700 41,700 3,000 6.8% Yes
9 Kern County 388,900 363,000 25,900 6.7% Yes
10 Fresno County 450,400 422,300 28,100 6.2% Yes
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The top three county/parishes in California with the highest unemployment rate in December 2022 were Imperial County (14.8%), Colusa County (12.2%), and Tulare County (8.2%).
Source: Labor Market Statistics, Local Area Unemployment Statistics Program



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