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Santa Rosa, California Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Santa Rosa rose 0.1 percentage points in May 2018 to 2.8%. 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 8.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.6% in March 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 May 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.1 -0.5
California 4.2% 0.0 -0.7
Santa Rosa 2.8% +0.1 -0.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2018 data as June 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 19,839 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 6,943 in March 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 344. Santa Rosa employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Santa Rosa, California) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Santa Rosa 7,287 +85 -1,782

Number of Unemployed Persons

Santa Rosa, California Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
California
Unemployment Rate
Santa Rosa
Unemployment Rate
Santa Rosa
Unemployed
June
2018
4.0%
May
2018
3.8% 4.2% 2.8% 7,287
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
November
2017
4.1% 4.5% 3.1% 8,123
October
2017
4.1% 4.5% 3.1% 8,254
September
2017
4.2% 4.5% 3.2% 8,454
August
2017
4.4% 4.6% 3.3% 8,683
July
2017
4.3% 4.7% 3.3% 8,760

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.