Unemployment has jumped to record levels throughout California. This database lets you see how much the unemployment rate has grown in every place in the state.
Places with lowest unemployment rates, June 2010:
Corralitos CDP (Santa Clara): 1.5% Carmel by the Sea (Monterey): 1.9% Gold River CDP (Sacramento): 2.5% Del Monte Forest CDP (Monterey): 2.8% Clayton (Contra Costa): 2.8% Palos Verdes Estates (Los Angeles): 2.8% Foothill Ranch CDP (Orange): 3.1% Waldon CDP (Contra Costa): 3.2% Solvang (Santa Barbara): 3.3% San Antonio Heights CDP (San Bernardino): 3.6%
Places with highest unemployment rates, June 2010:
Shackelford CDP (Stanislaus): 47.2% Richgrove CDP (Tulare): 47% Earlimart CDP (Tulare): 42% Heber CDP (Imperial): 41.7% Mendota (Fresno): 41% Terra Bella CDP (Tulare): 39.7% Planada CDP (Merced): 39.1% Arvin (Kern): 38.7% Bystrom CDP (Stanislaus): 37.9% Delano (Kern): 37.5%
Source: Employment Development Department
Important note: The smaller the area, the less reliable the data. Some very small areas even show no unemployment, which is unlikely.
Other notes: CDP stands for Census Designated Place -- an unincorporated, yet established community. Figures are not seasonally adjusted.
Methodology: Monthly city and CDP labor force data are derived by multiplying current estimates of county employment and unemployment by the employment and unemployment shares (ratios) of each city and CDP at the time of the 2000 Census. Ratios for cities of 25,000 or more persons were developed from special tabulations based on household population only from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. For smaller cities and CDP, ratios were calculated from published census data.