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Napa, California Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Napa fell 0.0 percentage points in September 2022 to 2.8%. 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 April 2020 at 17.6% and is now 14.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.8% in August 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Napa unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
California 3.9% -0.2 -2.5
Napa 2.8% 0.0 -2.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October 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 9,805 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,954 in August 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 3. Napa employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Napa, California) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Napa 1,957 +3 -1,481

Number of Unemployed Persons

Napa, California Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
California
Unemployment Rate
Napa
Unemployment Rate
Napa
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 3.9% 2.8% 1,957
August
2022
3.7% 4.1% 2.8% 1,954
July
2022
3.5% 3.9% 2.9% 1,991
June
2022
3.6% 4.2% 3.0% 2,126
May
2022
3.6% 4.3% 3.2% 2,255
April
2022
3.6% 4.6% 3.4% 2,393
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

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.