California Unemployment Rate Report

California Unemployment by County

California Current Unemployment 8.4%

California Historical Unemployment Trends


Since 2005 the unemployment rate in California has ranged from 3.6% in May 2019 to 16.1% in April 2020. The current unemployment rate for California is 8.4% for February 2021. See how other local areas compare by using our Unemployment Compare tool.

CA Highest Unemployment by County

CA Unemployment Rate by Month

2012 CA Unemployment Rate
Month/Year CA % National %
1/2021 9.2% 6.3%
2/2021 8.4% 6.2%

CA Lowest Unemployment by County