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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 February 2018 to 3.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points lower than the California rate. The unemployment rate in Sacramento peaked in November 2010 at 12.5% and is now 8.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.9% in November 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Sacramento unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.6
California 4.3% -0.1 -0.8
Sacramento 3.9% 0.0 -1.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2018 data as March 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 November 2010 at 130,939. There are now 88,784 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 41,920 in January 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 235. Sacramento employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Sacramento, California) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Sacramento 42,155 +235 -9,765

Number of Unemployed Persons

Sacramento, California Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
California
Unemployment Rate
Sacramento
Unemployment Rate
Sacramento
Unemployed
March
2018
4.1%
February
2018
4.1% 4.3% 3.9% 42,155
January
2018
4.1% 4.4% 3.9% 41,920
December
2017
4.1% 4.5% 3.9% 42,674
November
2017
4.1% 4.5% 3.9% 42,378
October
2017
4.1% 4.5% 4.3% 46,895
September
2017
4.2% 4.5% 4.8% 51,774
August
2017
4.4% 4.6% 4.9% 53,191
July
2017
4.3% 4.7% 4.7% 50,834
June
2017
4.3% 4.8% 4.6% 49,602
May
2017
4.3% 4.9% 4.6% 48,737
April
2017
4.4% 5.0% 4.7% 50,273

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.