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Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, California Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Sacramento fell 0.0 percentage points in September 2022 to 3.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points lower than the California rate. The unemployment rate in Sacramento peaked in May 2020 at 14.7% and is now 11.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.3% in July 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Sacramento 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
Sacramento 3.3% 0.0 -2.3
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: Sacramento, California, National

Sacramento, California monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Sacramento, California Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Sacramento peaked in May 2020 at 157,638. There are now 121,216 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 36,347 in August 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 75. Sacramento employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Sacramento, California) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Sacramento 36,422 +75 -25,858

Number of Unemployed Persons

Sacramento, California Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
California
Unemployment Rate
Sacramento
Unemployment Rate
Sacramento
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 3.9% 3.3% 36,422
August
2022
3.7% 4.1% 3.3% 36,347
July
2022
3.5% 3.9% 3.3% 37,148
June
2022
3.6% 4.2% 3.5% 39,580
May
2022
3.6% 4.3% 3.8% 42,332
April
2022
3.6% 4.6% 4.0% 45,217
March
2022
3.6% 4.8% 4.3% 48,428
February
2022
3.8% 5.3% 4.7% 52,283
January
2022
4.0% 5.7% 5.0% 55,605
December
2021
3.9% 5.8% 5.3% 58,801
November
2021
4.2% 5.8% 5.3% 58,365

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.