California Unemployment Rate
Current CA Unemployment Rate:
5.3%(p) in Apr 2016(California unemployment rate monthly update)
California Unemployment Rate by County
The figure to the left portrays the unemployment rate by county, seasonally adjusted for this year. The Department of Labor publishes these statistics on a monthly basis.
The Bureau of Labor only includes those who have been out of work within four(4) weeks or less in 2012. It does not represent the actual percentage of people who are jobless.
These numbers are readily available to the public 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. They can be searched by city, or by county. These figures essentially determine the length of compensation pay. They also serve as a formidable source of reference to measure economic trends across the United States.
Orange County CA Unemployment Rate
(The chart depicted above shows the statistic history; it's increases and decreases, beginning 15 years ago, spanning until present day)
(This picture shown compares figures of the recent years of 2010 to 2011, and 2011 to 2012. As you can see in the graph, the trends improved slightly in 2011 before taking a repeated dip for thus far for 2012)