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Santa Rosa, California Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Santa Rosa fell 0.0 percentage points in April 2019 to 2.9%. 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 11.0% and is now 8.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.7% in June 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 April 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% -0.2 -0.3
California 4.3% 0.0 0.0
Santa Rosa 2.9% 0.0 +0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2019 data as May 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 19,356 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 6,975 in September 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 551. Santa Rosa employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Santa Rosa, California) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Santa Rosa 7,526 +9 +208

Number of Unemployed Persons

Santa Rosa, California Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
California
Unemployment Rate
Santa Rosa
Unemployment Rate
Santa Rosa
Unemployed
May
2019
3.6%
April
2019
3.6% 4.3% 2.9% 7,526
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
November
2018
3.7% 4.1% 2.7% 7,009
October
2018
3.8% 4.1% 2.7% 6,979
September
2018
3.7% 4.1% 2.7% 6,975
August
2018
3.8% 4.1% 2.7% 7,011
July
2018
3.9% 4.1% 2.7% 7,087
June
2018
4.0% 4.2% 2.7% 7,175

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.