California (CA) Unemployment Insurance Information

Unemployment Insurance (UI) is a nationwide program created to provide partial wage replacement to unemployed workers while they conduct an active search for new work. Unemployment Insurance (UI) is a federal-state program, based on federal law, but executed through state law. Employers finance the UI program by tax contributions. In California, the EDD administers the UI program according to guidelines established by the UI Code and the California Code of Regulations, Title 22.

File a Claim for California Unemployment Insurance Benefits:

Ways to File

Frequently Asked Questions for California:


California Unemployment Insurance Benefits Website:

Overview – Unemployment Insurance

Contact Information:

Telephone Numbers

Find a Job in California:

Job Seekers – Find a Job

Training and Education in California:

Jobs and Training Overview

Eligibility Information:

Benefit Determination Guide

California (CA) Unemployment Information

Appeal an Unemployment desicison:

First Level Appeal

Sitemap for California Unemployment Service:

Site Map – State of California

Search for additional Unemployment Information:

EDD Search Results: unemployment

Unemployment forms for California:

Tax Forms and Publications

Unemployment Laws and legal information for California:

Unemployment Insurance – Forms and Publications

Top Occupations in California:

  • Aerospace engineers
  • Managers, all other
  • Computer software engineers, systems software
  • Education administrators, elementary and secondary school
  • First-line supervisors/managers of police and detectives

Top Employers in California:

ABM Industries, Adobe Systems, Advanced Micro Devices, Agilent Technologies, MoreTop employers in California

California Unemployment Rate: 8.4%

California Counties:

Alameda, Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Contra Costa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Fresno, Glenn, Humboldt, Imperial, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Lake, Lassen, Los Angeles, Madera, Marin, Mariposa, Mendocino, Merced, Modoc, Mono, Monterey, Napa, Nevada, Orange, Placer, Plumas, Riverside, Sacramento, San Benito, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tulare, Tuolumne, Ventura, Yolo, Yuba,