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Disability Insurance (DI) and Paid Family Leave (PFL) Insurance Statistics
Data Archives Current Data
As of Calendar Year 2015
Contribution Rate 0.9%
Taxable Wage Ceiling $104,378
Maximum Worker Contribution Per Year $939.40
Minimum Weekly Benefit Amount $50
Maximum Weekly Benefit Amount $1,104


Disability Insurance (DI) and Paid Family Leave (PFL) Insurance Statistics
Data Archives Current Data
For the Month of December 2014
DI Trust Fund Balance as of November 2014 $2,660,329,293.89
DI Average Weekly Benefit Amount $486
DI Average of Average Weekly Benefit Amount (CYTD) $483
DI Total Initial Claims Filed in Calendar Year (YTD) 699,486
DI Monthly Average of Initial Claims Filed in Calendar Year 58,291
DI Initial Claims Filed in December 2014 59,620
DI Total Benefits Paid in Calendar Year (YTD) $4,679,207,466.70
DI Benefits Paid in December 2014 $450,934,299.66
PFL Average Weekly Benefit Amount $535
PFL Average of Average Weekly Benefit Amount (CYTD) $536
PFL Total Initial Claims Filed in Calendar Year (YTD) 238,575
PFL Monthly Average of Initial Claims Filed in Calendar Year 19,881
PFL Initial Claims Filed in December 2014 22,762
PFL Total Benefits Paid in Calendar Year (YTD) $635,900,363.58
PFL Benefits Paid in December 2014 $63,656,120.07


Workforce Services Statistics *
Data Archives Current Quarterly Data
For July 1, 2014 through September 30, 2014
Total Active Job Seekers in CalJOBSSM 333,228
New Job Seeker Registrations in CalJOBSSM 124,979
Total Active Employers in CalJOBSSM 12,948
New Employer Registrations in CalJOBSSM 4,791
Active Job Openings in CalJOBSSM 126,385

* Wagner-Peyser Funded Only



Labor Market Information for California
Data Element Current Data
For the Month of December 2014
Civilian Labor Force (seasonally adjusted) 18,834,500
Employment (seasonally adjusted) 17,507,200
Unemployment (seasonally adjusted) 1,327,300
Unemployment Rate (seasonally adjusted) 7.0%
Total Nonfarm Industry Employment (seasonally adjusted) 15,643,900
Average Hourly Wage in 2014 - First Quarter $25.75


Payroll Taxes Collected
Type of Tax Collected Current Data
For July 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014
* Unemployment Insurance
(includes the School Employee Fund)
$1,604,416,689
School Employee Fund $16,103,787
Disability Insurance $2,743,144,611
Personal Income $24,433,935,306
Employment Training $20,026,164
Contingent Fund $49,894,083


Unemployment Insurance (UI) Statistics
Data Archives Current Data
For the Month of December 2014
Tax Schedules Schedule F+
Taxable Wage Ceiling $7,000
Minimum Weekly Benefit Amount $40
Maximum Weekly Benefit Amount $450
Average Weekly Benefit Amount $303
Average of Average Weekly Benefit Amount (CYTD) $302
Initial Claims Filed 246,132
Total Initial Claims Filed (YTD) 2,880,575
Weeks Paid 1,783,777
Total Weeks Paid (YTD) 20,359,935
Benefits Paid $528,678,137
Total Benefits Paid (YTD) $5,916,567,629
UI Trust Fund Balance as of November 2014 ($8,097,335,153.73)
Insured Unemployment Rate (13 week average) 2.45%
Information by County Contains current and historical information


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