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Napa, California Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Napa fell 0.3 percentage points in May 2021 to 6.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.7 percentage points lower than the California rate. The unemployment rate in Napa peaked in April 2020 at 17.8% and is now 11.6 percentage points lower. You can also compare Napa unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.8% -0.3 -7.5
California 7.9% -0.1 -7.7
Napa 6.2% -0.3 -9.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2021 data as June 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 11,898. There are now 7,526 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 4,256 in November 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 116. Napa employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Napa, California) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Napa 4,372 -60 -6,377

Number of Unemployed Persons

Napa, California Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
California
Unemployment Rate
Napa
Unemployment Rate
Napa
Unemployed
June
2021
5.9%
May
2021
5.8% 7.9% 6.2% 4,372
April
2021
6.1% 8.0% 6.5% 4,432
March
2021
6.0% 8.3% 6.6% 4,517
February
2021
6.2% 8.5% 6.9% 4,711
January
2021
6.3% 9.0% 7.8% 5,349
December
2020
6.7% 9.3% 7.0% 4,770
November
2020
6.7% 8.7% 6.3% 4,256
October
2020
6.9% 9.8% 7.9% 5,348
September
2020
7.8% 10.6% 8.8% 5,809
August
2020
8.4% 12.3% 9.5% 6,470
July
2020
10.2% 13.2% 10.9% 7,425

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.