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Salinas, California Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Salinas rose 0.4 percentage points in February 2018 to 6.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 2.5 percentage points higher than the California rate. The unemployment rate in Salinas peaked in November 2010 at 13.2% and is now 6.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.2% in November 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.6 percentage points. You can also compare Salinas 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
Salinas 6.8% +0.4 -0.5
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: Salinas, California, National

Salinas, California monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Salinas, California Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Salinas peaked in November 2010 at 28,493. There are now 13,569 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 13,582 in November 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,342. Salinas employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Salinas, California) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Salinas 14,924 +813 -1,430

Number of Unemployed Persons

Salinas, California Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
California
Unemployment Rate
Salinas
Unemployment Rate
Salinas
Unemployed
March
2018
4.1%
February
2018
4.1% 4.3% 6.8% 14,924
January
2018
4.1% 4.4% 6.4% 14,111
December
2017
4.1% 4.5% 6.5% 14,255
November
2017
4.1% 4.5% 6.2% 13,582
October
2017
4.1% 4.5% 6.5% 14,401
September
2017
4.2% 4.5% 6.9% 15,325
August
2017
4.4% 4.6% 7.3% 15,899
July
2017
4.3% 4.7% 7.1% 15,480
June
2017
4.3% 4.8% 7.0% 15,310
May
2017
4.3% 4.9% 6.9% 15,165
April
2017
4.4% 5.0% 7.2% 16,002

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.