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Santa Rosa, California Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Santa Rosa fell 0.0 percentage points in October 2019 to 2.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.3 percentage points lower than the California rate. The unemployment rate in Santa Rosa peaked in February 2010 at 11.0% and is now 8.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.6% in September 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Santa Rosa unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% +0.1 -0.2
California 3.9% -0.1 -0.2
Santa Rosa 2.6% 0.0 -0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2019 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 26,882. There are now 20,172 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 October 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Santa Rosa 6,710 -165 -269

Number of Unemployed Persons

Santa Rosa, California Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
California
Unemployment Rate
Santa Rosa
Unemployment Rate
Santa Rosa
Unemployed
November
2019
3.5%
October
2019
3.6% 3.9% 2.6% 6,710
September
2019
3.5% 4.0% 2.6% 6,875
August
2019
3.7% 4.1% 2.7% 7,086
July
2019
3.7% 4.1% 2.8% 7,218
June
2019
3.7% 4.2% 2.8% 7,344
May
2019
3.6% 4.2% 2.8% 7,465
April
2019
3.6% 4.3% 2.9% 7,531
March
2019
3.8% 4.3% 2.9% 7,517
February
2019
3.8% 4.2% 2.8% 7,330
January
2019
4.0% 4.2% 2.7% 7,220
December
2018
3.9% 4.1% 2.7% 7,022

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.