The labor force in California was 19,039,096 in February 2016, up from 18,947,218 in January 2016, and up from 18,961,776 one year ago in February 2015. Employment was 17,959,809 in February 2016, up from 17,840,194 in January 2016, and up from 17,660,905 one year ago in February 2015.