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Santa Rosa, California Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Santa Rosa rose 0.1 percentage points in October 2018 to 2.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.4 percentage points lower than the California rate. The unemployment rate in Santa Rosa peaked in February 2010 at 11.1% and is now 8.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.5% in August 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Santa Rosa unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
California 4.1% 0.0 -0.4
Santa Rosa 2.7% +0.1 -0.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November 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 March 2010 at 27,126. There are now 20,015 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 6,725 in August 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 386. Santa Rosa employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Santa Rosa, California) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Santa Rosa 7,111 +49 -1,143

Number of Unemployed Persons

Santa Rosa, California Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
California
Unemployment Rate
Santa Rosa
Unemployment Rate
Santa Rosa
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 4.1% 2.7% 7,111
September
2018
3.7% 4.1% 2.6% 7,062
August
2018
3.9% 4.2% 2.5% 6,725
July
2018
3.9% 4.2% 2.6% 6,796
June
2018
4.0% 4.2% 2.9% 7,604
May
2018
3.8% 4.2% 2.8% 7,293
April
2018
3.9% 4.2% 2.7% 7,202
March
2018
4.1% 4.3% 2.6% 6,943
February
2018
4.1% 4.3% 2.8% 7,399
January
2018
4.1% 4.4% 2.9% 7,571
December
2017
4.1% 4.5% 3.0% 7,969

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.