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Santa Rosa, California Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Santa Rosa fell 2.1 percentage points in July 2020 to 9.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 4.0 percentage points lower than the California rate. The unemployment rate in Santa Rosa peaked in April 2020 at 14.7% and is now 5.2 percentage points lower. You can also compare Santa Rosa unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 10.2% -0.9 +6.5
California 13.5% -1.4 +9.5
Santa Rosa 9.5% -2.1 +6.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2020 data as August metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Santa Rosa, California, National

Santa Rosa, California monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Santa Rosa, California Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Santa Rosa peaked in April 2020 at 36,664. There are now 12,803 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Santa Rosa employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Santa Rosa, California) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Santa Rosa 23,861 -5,136 +16,999

Number of Unemployed Persons

Santa Rosa, California Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
California
Unemployment Rate
Santa Rosa
Unemployment Rate
Santa Rosa
Unemployed
August
2020
8.4% 11.4%
July
2020
10.2% 13.5% 9.5% 23,861
June
2020
11.1% 14.9% 11.6% 28,997
May
2020
13.3% 16.4% 13.4% 33,074
April
2020
14.7% 16.4% 14.7% 36,664
March
2020
4.4% 5.5% 3.4% 8,926
February
2020
3.5% 3.9% 2.5% 6,644
January
2020
3.6% 3.9% 2.5% 6,620
December
2019
3.5% 3.9% 2.5% 6,531
November
2019
3.5% 3.9% 2.5% 6,570
October
2019
3.6% 3.9% 2.5% 6,628
September
2019
3.5% 3.9% 2.6% 6,695

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.