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Napa, California Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Napa fell 0.1 percentage points in October 2019 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 March 2010 at 10.5% and is now 7.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.8% in September 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Napa unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% +0.1 -0.2
California 3.9% -0.1 -0.2
Napa 2.8% -0.1 0.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2019 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 7,336. There are now 5,258 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,058 in November 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 20. Napa employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Napa, California) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Napa 2,078 -50 +17

Number of Unemployed Persons

Napa, California Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
California
Unemployment Rate
Napa
Unemployment Rate
Napa
Unemployed
November
2019
3.5%
October
2019
3.6% 3.9% 2.8% 2,078
September
2019
3.5% 4.0% 2.9% 2,128
August
2019
3.7% 4.1% 2.9% 2,191
July
2019
3.7% 4.1% 3.0% 2,229
June
2019
3.7% 4.2% 3.0% 2,237
May
2019
3.6% 4.2% 3.0% 2,248
April
2019
3.6% 4.3% 3.0% 2,253
March
2019
3.8% 4.3% 3.0% 2,235
February
2019
3.8% 4.2% 2.9% 2,166
January
2019
4.0% 4.2% 2.8% 2,123
December
2018
3.9% 4.1% 2.8% 2,064

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.