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Disability Insurance (DI) and Paid Family Leave (PFL) Insurance Statistics
Data Archives Current Data
As of Calendar Year 2017
Contribution Rate 0.9%
Taxable Wage Ceiling $110,902
Maximum Worker Contribution Per Year $998.12
Minimum Weekly Benefit Amount $50
Maximum Weekly Benefit Amount $1,173


Disability Insurance (DI) and Paid Family Leave (PFL) Insurance Statistics
Data Archives Current Data
For the Month of July 2017
DI Trust Fund Balance as of July 2017 $3,181,040,183.35
DI Average Weekly Benefit Amount $540
DI Average of Average Weekly Benefit Amount (CYTD) $537
DI Total Initial Claims Filed in Calendar Year (YTD) 433,059
DI Monthly Average of Initial Claims Filed in Calendar Year 54,132
DI Initial Claims Filed in August 2017 62,593
DI Total Benefits Paid in Calendar Year (YTD) $3,509,047,148.42
DI Benefits Paid in August 2017 $478,873,914.13
PFL Average Weekly Benefit Amount $606
PFL Average of Average Weekly Benefit Amount (CYTD) $596
PFL Total Initial Claims Filed in Calendar Year (YTD) 174,383
PFL Monthly Average of Initial Claims Filed in Calendar Year

21,798

PFL Initial Claims Filed in August 2017 24,319
PFL Total Benefits Paid in Calendar Year (YTD) $521,937,675.79
PFL Benefits Paid in August 2017 $71,433,075.96


Workforce Services Statistics
Data Categories Current Quarterly Data
For January 2017 through March 2017
Job Seekers who accessed CalJOBSSM 234,369
New Job Seeker Registrations in CalJOBSSM 100,142
Employers who accessed CalJOBSSM 8,894
New Employer Registrations in CalJOBSSM 3,649
Active Job Openings in CalJOBSSM 259,900


Labor Market Information for California
Data Element Current Data
For the Month of August 2017
Civilian Labor Force (seasonally adjusted) 19,168,500
Employment (seasonally adjusted) 18,196,800
Unemployment (seasonally adjusted) 971,800
Unemployment Rate (seasonally adjusted) 5.1%
Total Nonfarm Industry Employment (seasonally adjusted) 16,777,800
Average Hourly Wage in 2017 - First Quarter $27.81


Payroll Taxes Collected
Type of Tax Collected Current Data
For July 1, 2017 through September 30, 2017
Unemployment Insurance
(includes the School Employee Fund)
$860,801,225
School Employee Fund $8,135,303
Disability Insurance $1,530,305,265
Personal Income $13,996,234,583
Employment Training $14,527,656
Contingent Fund $35,538,889


Unemployment Insurance (UI) Statistics
Data Archives Current Data
For the Month of July 2017
Tax Schedules Schedule F+
Taxable Wage Ceiling $7,000
Minimum Weekly Benefit Amount $40
Maximum Weekly Benefit Amount $450
Monthly Average Weekly Benefit Amount $325
Average Weekly Benefit Amount (CYTD) $324
Initial Claims Filed 172,244
Total Initial Claims Filed (YTD) 1,522,620
Weeks Paid 1,315,418
Total Weeks Paid (YTD) 11,788,408
Benefits Paid $419,551,351
Total Benefits Paid (YTD) $3,739,546,691
UI Trust Fund Balance as of July 2017 ($540,022,830.03)
Insured Unemployment Rate (13 week average) 2.02%
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