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Napa, California Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Napa fell 0.3 percentage points in April 2022 to 3.4%. 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 April 2020 at 17.6% and is now 14.2 percentage points lower. You can also compare Napa unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
California 4.6% -0.2 -3.7
Napa 3.4% -0.3 -3.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 data as May 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 April 2020 at 11,762. There are now 9,372 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Napa employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Napa, California) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Napa 2,390 -171 -2,343

Number of Unemployed Persons

Napa, California Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
California
Unemployment Rate
Napa
Unemployment Rate
Napa
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 4.6% 3.4% 2,390
March
2022
3.6% 4.8% 3.7% 2,561
February
2022
3.8% 5.3% 4.0% 2,757
January
2022
4.0% 5.7% 4.2% 2,934
December
2021
3.9% 5.8% 4.6% 3,156
November
2021
4.2% 5.8% 4.6% 3,146
October
2021
4.6% 6.1% 4.7% 3,204
September
2021
4.7% 6.4% 5.0% 3,438
August
2021
5.2% 7.0% 5.4% 3,741
July
2021
5.4% 7.4% 5.9% 4,049
June
2021
5.9% 7.9% 6.3% 4,307

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.