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Santa Rosa, California Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Santa Rosa fell 0.6 percentage points in November 2021 to 4.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 2.5 percentage points lower than the California rate. The unemployment rate in Santa Rosa peaked in April 2020 at 15.5% and is now 11.1 percentage points lower. You can also compare Santa Rosa unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.2% -0.4 -2.5
California 6.9% -0.4 -1.8
Santa Rosa 4.4% -0.6 -1.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2021 data as December 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 37,650. There are now 26,868 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 November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Santa Rosa 10,782 -1,619 -3,284

Number of Unemployed Persons

Santa Rosa, California Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
California
Unemployment Rate
Santa Rosa
Unemployment Rate
Santa Rosa
Unemployed
December
2021
3.9%
November
2021
4.2% 6.9% 4.4% 10,782
October
2021
4.6% 7.3% 5.0% 12,401
September
2021
4.7% 7.5% 5.2% 12,925
August
2021
5.2% 7.5% 5.4% 13,399
July
2021
5.4% 7.6% 5.5% 13,661
June
2021
5.9% 7.6% 5.8% 13,960
May
2021
5.8% 7.7% 5.9% 14,151
April
2021
6.0% 8.0% 6.0% 14,403
March
2021
6.0% 8.3% 6.1% 14,655
February
2021
6.2% 8.5% 6.2% 15,109
January
2021
6.4% 9.0% 6.5% 15,424

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.