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Napa, California Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Napa fell 0.1 percentage points in February 2019 to 3.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.2 percentage points lower than the California rate. The unemployment rate in Napa peaked in March 2010 at 10.6% and is now 7.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.6% in November 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.4 percentage points. You can also compare Napa unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.2 -0.3
California 4.2% 0.0 -0.1
Napa 3.0% -0.1 -0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2019 data as March metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Napa, California, National

Napa, California monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Napa, California Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Napa peaked in March 2010 at 7,423. There are now 5,134 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,946 in November 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 343. Napa employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Napa, California) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Napa 2,289 -31 +31

Number of Unemployed Persons

Napa, California Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
California
Unemployment Rate
Napa
Unemployment Rate
Napa
Unemployed
March
2019
3.8% 4.3%
February
2019
3.8% 4.2% 3.0% 2,289
January
2019
4.0% 4.2% 3.1% 2,320
December
2018
3.9% 4.1% 2.8% 2,046
November
2018
3.7% 4.1% 2.6% 1,946
October
2018
3.8% 4.1% 2.9% 2,167
September
2018
3.7% 4.1% 3.0% 2,178
August
2018
3.8% 4.1% 2.9% 2,107
July
2018
3.9% 4.1% 3.0% 2,199
June
2018
4.0% 4.2% 3.2% 2,376
May
2018
3.8% 4.2% 3.1% 2,274
April
2018
3.9% 4.3% 3.0% 2,233

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.