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Salinas, California Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Salinas rose 0.1 percentage points in May 2018 to 6.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 2.3 percentage points higher than the California rate. The unemployment rate in Salinas peaked in October 2010 at 13.1% and is now 6.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.4% in December 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Salinas unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.1 -0.5
California 4.2% 0.0 -0.7
Salinas 6.5% +0.1 -0.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2018 data as June 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 28,489. There are now 14,327 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 14,036 in December 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 126. Salinas employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Salinas, California) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Salinas 14,162 +115 -1,957

Number of Unemployed Persons

Salinas, California Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
California
Unemployment Rate
Salinas
Unemployment Rate
Salinas
Unemployed
June
2018
4.0%
May
2018
3.8% 4.2% 6.5% 14,162
April
2018
3.9% 4.2% 6.4% 14,047
March
2018
4.1% 4.3% 6.4% 14,236
February
2018
4.1% 4.3% 6.6% 14,562
January
2018
4.1% 4.4% 6.4% 14,160
December
2017
4.1% 4.5% 6.4% 14,036
November
2017
4.1% 4.5% 6.5% 14,151
October
2017
4.1% 4.5% 6.5% 14,380
September
2017
4.2% 4.5% 6.7% 14,760
August
2017
4.4% 4.6% 6.9% 15,174
July
2017
4.3% 4.7% 7.0% 15,451

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.