California unemployment rate continues its downward trend as November 2021 drops to 6.9%

IMPORTANT NOTE: Employment data for the month of November 2021 are taken from the survey week including November 12. Data for the month of December is expected to be released on January 21, 2022.

December 17, 2021 – SACRAMENTO – The unemployment rate in California has fallen to 6.9%1 in November as state employers created 45,700 non-farm salaried jobs2 to the economy, according to data released today by the California Employment Development Department (EDD) from two surveys. Thanks to job growth in November, the state has now recovered 1,889,000, or nearly 70%, of the 2,714,800 jobs lost in March and April 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Salaried jobs in California totaled 16,385,100 in November 2021, up 45,700 from October 2021 and 821,800 from October last year.

The Californian labor market, in figures …

  • Since February 2021, California has created a total of 977,200 non-farm jobs, an average of a gain of 97,720 jobs per month for this period.
  • California’s gain of 45,700 non-farm jobs in November 2021 accounted for nearly 22% of the nation’s 210,000 overall jobs for the month.
  • Eight of California’s 11 industry sectors gained jobs in November, with professional and business services (+18,800) leading the way due to large gains in professional, scientific and technical services thanks, in part, to the increase scientific research and development services and computer systems. Design and related services.
  • Education and health services (+9,500) also posted good month-over-month employment gains on the strength of outpatient health care services and education services.
  • The large loss in construction (-1,700) was largely attributable to reductions in trade contractors.

1. The unemployment rate is derived from a separate federal survey of 5,100 California households.
2. Non-farm payroll employment figures come from a federal survey of 80,000 California businesses.

Trends in employment data in the economy

Total number of paid non-farm jobs

This comes from a monthly survey of around 80,000 California businesses that assesses jobs in the economy – seasonally adjusted.

  • Month after – The total number of non-farm jobs in California’s top 11 industries stood at 16,835,100 in November, a net gain of 45,700 jobs since October 2021. This follows an upward revised monthly gain ( +14,800) of 111,600 jobs in October.
  • More year – The total number of non-farm jobs increased by 821,800 (an increase of 5.1%) from November 2020 to November 2021 compared to the annual gain of 5,802,000 jobs in the United States (an increase of 4.1 %).

Agricultural jobs in total – The number of jobs in the agricultural industry increased from 17,000 from October 2021 to 433,500 jobs in November. The agriculture industry has 19,800 more farm jobs in November 2021 than in November a year ago.

Trends in data on workers in the economy

Employment and unemployment in California

This information is based on a monthly federal survey of 5,100 California households that focuses on workers in the economy.

  • Employee – The number of Californians employed in November was 17,719,400, an increase of 79,900 from the total of 17,639,500 in October and 735,500 from the total employment in November of last year .
  • Unemployed – The number of unemployed Californians was 1,321,300 in November, down 61,900 for the month and down 299,400 from November last year.

Unemployment insurance claims (not seasonally adjusted)

The following data is from a sample week that includes the 19th of each month:

In related data that appears in the state’s unemployment rate, 434,676 people were certified for UI benefits during the sample week of November 2021. This compares to 463,257 people in October and 1,278,220 people in November 2020. At the same time, 52,716 initial requests were processed during the sampling week of November 2021, which represents a monthly decrease of 7,163 requests compared to October and an annual decrease of 116,272 requests from November 2020.

MONTHLY LABOR DATA FOR COUNTIES
November 2021 (Preliminary); Reference 2020
NON SEASONAL
COUNTY WORKFORCE USE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE
TOTAL STATE 19 178 900 18 138 400 1,040,500 5.4%
ALAMEDA 813,300 778,800 34,600 4.3%
ALPINE 500 460 30 6.5%
AMATEUR 14 630 13,890 740 5.1%
BUTTE 94,000 89,400 4,600 4.9%
CALAVERAS 21,500 20,610 900 4.2%
COLUSA 10 630 9,530 1,100 10.3%
CONTRA COSTA 542,600 517,800 24,800 4.6%
NORTH LED 9,250 8,740 520 5.6%
ELDORADO 92,000 88,300 3,800 4.1%
FRESNO 445,100 413,800 31,300 7.0%
GLENN 12,500 11 870 630 5.1%
HUMBOLDT 60,600 58,000 2,600 4.3%
IMPERIAL 68,000 57,500 10,500 15.5%
INYO 8 190 7 840 350 4.3%
KERN 388,800 360 100 28,700 7.4%
Kings 55,800 51,800 4,100 7.3%
LAKE 28,340 26 690 1650 5.8%
LASSEN 10,040 9 650 390 3.8%
LOS ANGELES 5,084,300 4 722 100 362,200 7.1%
MADEIRA 61,100 57,000 4,100 6.7%
MARINE 134,700 130,700 3,900 2.9%
MARIPOSE 7 170 6,770 400 5.5%
MENDOCINO 36,400 34 670 1730 4.7%
MERCED 114,800 106,000 8,800 7.6%
MODOC 3,330 3 170 150 4.6%
MONO 7,900 7,490 410 5.2%
MONTEREY 217,100 205,100 12,000 5.5%
PANA 68,600 65,700 2,900 4.2%
NEVADA 47 860 45 970 1,890 3.9%
ORANGE 1,593,300 1,528,500 64,700 4.1%
TO PLACE 188,100 181,500 6,600 3.5%
FEATHERS 7,400 6,880 520 7.0%
RIVER EDGE 1,131,100 1,070,000 61,100 5.4%
SACRAMENT 715,700 679,200 36,500 5.1%
SAN BÉNITO 31,700 29,900 1700 5.4%
SAN BERNARDINO 993,200 938 800 54,400 5.5%
SAN DIEGO 1,563,700 1,492,400 71,300 4.6%
SAN FRANCISCO 565,600 546,800 18,800 3.3%
SAN JOAQUIN 330,100 308,500 21,700 6.6%
SAN LUIS OBISPO 133,700 128,800 4,900 3.6%
SAN MATEO 445,000 431,300 13,600 3.1%
SANTA BARBARE 220,600 212,000 8,600 3.9%
SANTA CLARA 1,037,100 1,004,200 32,900 3.2%
SANTA CRUZ 133,100 126,600 6,600 4.9%
SHASTA 75,000 71,300 3,700 4.9%
SIERRA 1360 1,300 60 4.1%
SISKIYOU 16,940 15 970 970 5.7%
SOLANO 202,700 191,700 11,000 5.4%
SONOMA 247,600 238,400 9,200 3.7%
STANISLAS 241,300 226,400 14,900 6.2%
SUTTER 45,700 42,600 3,100 6.7%
TEHAMA 25,910 24,580 1330 5.1%
TRINITY 4,520 4,320 200 4.4%
TULAR 200 300 183,800 16,500 8.2%
TUOLUMNE 19,610 18,540 1,070 5.4%
VENTURA 412,300 394,000 18,300 4.4%
YOLO 106,800 102,200 4,500 4.3%
YUBA 30,400 28,500 1900 6.4%

Source: EDD

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