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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 April 2017
DI Trust Fund Balance as of April 2017 $3,078,681,070.83
DI Average Weekly Benefit Amount $537
DI Average of Average Weekly Benefit Amount (CYTD) $533
DI Total Initial Claims Filed in Calendar Year (YTD) 209,140
DI Monthly Average of Initial Claims Filed in Calendar Year 52,285
DI Initial Claims Filed in April 2017 54,163
DI Total Benefits Paid in Calendar Year (YTD) $1,691,139,360.13
DI Benefits Paid in April 2017 $421,149,036.40
PFL Average Weekly Benefit Amount $592
PFL Average of Average Weekly Benefit Amount (CYTD) $588
PFL Total Initial Claims Filed in Calendar Year (YTD) 84,264
PFL Monthly Average of Initial Claims Filed in Calendar Year

21,066

PFL Initial Claims Filed in April 2017 20,597
PFL Total Benefits Paid in Calendar Year (YTD) $251,277,514.96
PFL Benefits Paid in April 2017 $60,064,634.72


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 May 2017
Civilian Labor Force (seasonally adjusted) 19,156,000
Employment (seasonally adjusted) 18,258,200
Unemployment (seasonally adjusted) 897,800
Unemployment Rate (seasonally adjusted) 4.7%
Total Nonfarm Industry Employment (seasonally adjusted) 16,697,500
Average Hourly Wage in 2016 - First Quarter $27.05


Payroll Taxes Collected
Type of Tax Collected Current Data
For July 1, 2016 through March 31, 2017
Unemployment Insurance
(includes the School Employee Fund)
$2,464,932,694
School Employee Fund $23,766,451
Disability Insurance $4,505,099,916
Personal Income $44,460,529,041
Employment Training $35,561,922
Contingent Fund $106,051,002


Unemployment Insurance (UI) Statistics
Data Archives Current Data
For the Month of May 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) $322
Initial Claims Filed 177,941
Total Initial Claims Filed (YTD) 976,598
Weeks Paid 1,399,490
Total Weeks Paid (YTD) 7,786,765
Benefits Paid $445,715,846
Total Benefits Paid (YTD) $2,460,735,961
UI Trust Fund Balance as of April 2017 ($2,577,573,235.02)
Insured Unemployment Rate (13 week average) 2.36%
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