California EDD Launches Online Library of Labor Market Data

The new portal will allow users to search, view and download data on California industries, occupations, employment projections, wages and labor force.

by News Staff / October 11, 2016
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The California Employment Development Department announced on Monday its new online Data Library, intended to assist users in accessing information about the California labor market. The new portal will allow users to search, view and download data on California industries, occupations, employment projections, wages and labor force, according to a press release from the EDD.

“EDD’s new Data Library improves the way we deliver California labor market information, provides users with a new streamlined search tool for everything from finding localized data to developing custom data presentations, and supplies the foundation for enhanced features in the future,” said EDD Director, Patrick W. Henning Jr., in the press release. “The EDD is proud to partner with other California agencies in an open government initiative making public data easier to access and use.”
 
Users can choose from pre-selected data sets on the homepage or search by keyword, and will be able to download data in multiple formats  including CSV, XLS and XML. Instruction for first-time users, a list of frequently asked questions and a series of video tutorials are also available.

“EDD is the official source for California’s labor market information, and its data is used by job seekers, employers, economists, researchers, workforce planners, students and others to better understand the state’s economy and to make informed labor market decisions,” according to the release.

For more information, visit https://data.edd.ca.gov/.

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