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Napa, California Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Napa fell 0.0 percentage points in October 2018 to 3.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.1 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 2.9% in March 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Napa unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
California 4.1% 0.0 -0.4
Napa 3.0% 0.0 -0.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November 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 5,254 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,107 in August 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 62. Napa employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Napa, California) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Napa 2,169 -9 -341

Number of Unemployed Persons

Napa, California Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
California
Unemployment Rate
Napa
Unemployment Rate
Napa
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 4.1% 3.0% 2,169
September
2018
3.7% 4.1% 3.0% 2,178
August
2018
3.9% 4.2% 2.9% 2,107
July
2018
3.9% 4.2% 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% 4.2% 3.0% 2,233
March
2018
4.1% 4.3% 2.9% 2,147
February
2018
4.1% 4.3% 3.1% 2,258
January
2018
4.1% 4.4% 3.1% 2,288
December
2017
4.1% 4.5% 3.1% 2,295

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.