The labor force in California was 19,285,019 in July 2017, up from 19,146,431 in June 2017, and up from 19,209,227 one year ago in July 2016. Employment was 18,251,544 in July 2017, up from 18,207,247 in June 2017, and up from 18,094,177 one year ago in July 2016.