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California's Population and Employment Since 1989

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.

Year January 1 Population
(million)
Calendar Year Annual Average
Industry Employment (million)
1989 28.8 12.6
1990 29.8 12.9
1991 30.1 12.7
1992 30.7 12.5
1993 31.2 12.4
1994 31.4 12.5
1995 31.6 12.8
1996 31.8 13.2
1997 32.2 13.5
1998 32.7 14.0
1999 33.1 14.4
2000 33.7 14.9
2001 34.4 15.0
2002 35.1 14.8
2003 35.7 14.8
2004 36.2 14.9
2005 36.7 15.2
2006 37.1 15.4
2007 37.5 15.6
2008 37.9 15.4
2009 38.3 14.5
2010 37.3* 14.3
2011 37.4 14.4
2012 37.7 14.8
2013 38 15.6
2014 38.4 16.1
2015 38.9 16.5
2016 39.2  16.9 

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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