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Santa Rosa, California Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Santa Rosa fell 0.1 percentage points in February 2018 to 2.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.5 percentage points lower than the California rate. The unemployment rate in Santa Rosa peaked in February 2010 at 11.1% and is now 8.3 percentage points lower. You can also compare Santa Rosa 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
Santa Rosa 2.8% -0.1 -0.7
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: 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 27,104. There are now 19,584 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 February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Santa Rosa 7,520 -118 -1,671

Number of Unemployed Persons

Santa Rosa, California Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
California
Unemployment Rate
Santa Rosa
Unemployment Rate
Santa Rosa
Unemployed
March
2018
4.1%
February
2018
4.1% 4.3% 2.8% 7,520
January
2018
4.1% 4.4% 2.9% 7,638
December
2017
4.1% 4.5% 3.0% 7,801
November
2017
4.1% 4.5% 3.1% 7,959
October
2017
4.1% 4.5% 3.6% 9,375
September
2017
4.2% 4.5% 3.5% 9,180
August
2017
4.4% 4.6% 3.7% 9,544
July
2017
4.3% 4.7% 3.5% 9,088
June
2017
4.3% 4.8% 3.5% 8,979
May
2017
4.3% 4.9% 3.4% 8,785
April
2017
4.4% 5.0% 3.4% 8,874

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.