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Disability Insurance (DI) and Paid Family Leave (PFL) Insurance Statistics
Data Archives Current Data
As of Calendar Year 2018
Contribution Rate 1.0%
Taxable Wage Ceiling $114,967
Maximum Worker Contribution Per Year $1,149.67
Minimum Weekly Benefit Amount $50
Maximum Weekly Benefit Amount $1,216


Disability Insurance (DI) and Paid Family Leave (PFL) Insurance Statistics
Data Archives Current Data
For the Month of April 2018
DI Trust Fund Balance as of February 2018 $2,977,598,061.80
DI Average Weekly Benefit Amount $578
DI Average of Average Weekly Benefit Amount (CYTD) $566
DI Total Initial Claims Filed in Calendar Year (YTD) 234,073
DI Monthly Average of Initial Claims Filed in Calendar Year 58,518
DI Initial Claims Filed in April 2018 60,052
DI Total Benefits Paid in Calendar Year (YTD) $1,841,936,092.92
DI Benefits Paid in April 2018 $467,830,376.85 
PFL Average Weekly Benefit Amount $656
PFL Average of Average Weekly Benefit Amount (CYTD) $638
PFL Total Initial Claims Filed in Calendar Year (YTD) 93,426
PFL Monthly Average of Initial Claims Filed in Calendar Year

23,357

PFL Initial Claims Filed in April 2018 23,075
PFL Total Benefits Paid in Calendar Year (YTD) $304,609,409.66
PFL Benefits Paid in April 2018 $77,504,411.07


Workforce Services Statistics
Data Categories Current Quarterly Data
For January 2018 through March 2018
Job Seekers who accessed CalJOBSSM 237,143
New Job Seeker Registrations in CalJOBSSM 114,108
Employers who accessed CalJOBSSM 5,215
New Employer Registrations in CalJOBSSM 4,706
Active Job Openings in CalJOBSSM 275,281


Labor Market Information for California
Data Element Current Data
For the Month of April 2018
Civilian Labor Force (seasonally adjusted) 19,358,700
Employment (seasonally adjusted) 18,543,400
Unemployment (seasonally adjusted) 815,300
Unemployment Rate (seasonally adjusted) 4.2%
Total Nonfarm Industry Employment (seasonally adjusted) 17,097,700
Average Hourly Wage in 2017 - First Quarter $27.81


Payroll Taxes Collected
Type of Tax Collected Current Data
For July 1, 2017 through March 31, 2018
Unemployment Insurance
(includes the School Employee Fund)
$2,380,635,147
School Employee Fund $24,423,269
Disability Insurance $4,980,308,786
Personal Income $48,784,215,872
Employment Training $38,503,908
Contingent Fund $107,222,743


Unemployment Insurance (UI) Statistics
Data Archives Current Data
For the Month of April 2018
Tax Schedules Schedule F+
Taxable Wage Ceiling $7,000
Minimum Weekly Benefit Amount $40
Maximum Weekly Benefit Amount $450
Monthly Average Weekly Benefit Amount $326
Average Weekly Benefit Amount (CYTD) $327
Initial Claims Filed 180,154
Total Initial Claims Filed (YTD) 748,607
Weeks Paid 1,540,770
Total Weeks Paid (YTD) 5,931,916
Benefits Paid $492,130,941
Total Benefits Paid (YTD) $1,903,784,392
UI Trust Fund Balance as of February 2018 ($1,280,982,866.36)
Insured Unemployment Rate (13 week average) 2.26%
Information by County Contains current and historical information