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

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Sacramento fell 0.3 percentage points in April 2022 to 4.0%. 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 10.7 percentage points lower. You can also compare Sacramento unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
California 4.6% -0.2 -3.7
Sacramento 4.0% -0.3 -3.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 data as May 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 112,447 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Sacramento employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Sacramento, California) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Sacramento 45,191 -3,237 -34,495

Number of Unemployed Persons

Sacramento, California Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
California
Unemployment Rate
Sacramento
Unemployment Rate
Sacramento
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 4.6% 4.0% 45,191
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
October
2021
4.6% 6.1% 5.3% 58,890
September
2021
4.7% 6.4% 5.6% 62,280
August
2021
5.2% 7.0% 6.0% 66,694
July
2021
5.4% 7.4% 6.5% 71,228
June
2021
5.9% 7.9% 6.8% 74,970

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.