This graph shows historical statewide totals in population and employment for California since 1989.

The same data in the above graph is shown below in a table format.

YearJanuary 1 Population
(million)
Calendar Year Annual Average
Industry Employment (million)
198928.812.6
199029.812.9
199130.112.7
199230.712.5
199331.212.4
199431.412.5
199531.612.8
199631.813.2
199732.213.5
199832.714.0
199933.114.4
200033.714.9
200134.415.0
200235.114.8
200335.714.8
200436.214.9
200536.715.2
200637.115.4
200737.515.6
200837.915.4
200938.314.5
201037.3*14.3
201137.414.4
201237.714.8
20133815.6
201438.416.1
201538.916.5
201639.216.9
201739.5
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Sources

Population

  • California Department of Finance
    * New population estimate benchmarks are set by the federal census every 10 years (2010, 2000…). During the years between the benchmarks the California Department of Finance provides annual estimates of California’s population. Because it used a different benchmark, 2010 and later are not strictly comparable to prior years.

Employment

  • California Employment Development Department

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