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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 October 2017
DI Trust Fund Balance as of October 2017 $3,037,990,440.87
DI Average Weekly Benefit Amount $541
DI Average of Average Weekly Benefit Amount (CYTD) $537
DI Total Initial Claims Filed in Calendar Year (YTD) 550,472
DI Monthly Average of Initial Claims Filed in Calendar Year 55,047
DI Initial Claims Filed in October 2017 61,445
DI Total Benefits Paid in Calendar Year (YTD) $4,391,665,999.12
DI Benefits Paid in October 2017 $454,599,625.69
PFL Average Weekly Benefit Amount $606
PFL Average of Average Weekly Benefit Amount (CYTD) $598
PFL Total Initial Claims Filed in Calendar Year (YTD) 217,268
PFL Monthly Average of Initial Claims Filed in Calendar Year

21,727

PFL Initial Claims Filed in October 2017 22,058
PFL Total Benefits Paid in Calendar Year (YTD) $651,967,797.57
PFL Benefits Paid in October 2017 $66,701,686.02


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 October 2017
Civilian Labor Force (seasonally adjusted) 19,358,000
Employment (seasonally adjusted) 18,405,900
Unemployment (seasonally adjusted) 952,200
Unemployment Rate (seasonally adjusted) 4.9%
Total Nonfarm Industry Employment (seasonally adjusted) 16,860,300
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 October 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 $326
Average Weekly Benefit Amount (CYTD) $324
Initial Claims Filed 189,583
Total Initial Claims Filed (YTD) 1,864,923
Weeks Paid 1,258,278
Total Weeks Paid (YTD) 14,181,526
Benefits Paid $401,486,972
Total Benefits Paid (YTD) $4,503,088,035
UI Trust Fund Balance as of October 2017 ($850,201,154.28)
Insured Unemployment Rate (13 week average) 1.89%
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