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Santa Rosa, California Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Santa Rosa rose 0.4 percentage points in January 2021 to 7.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 2.0 percentage points lower than the California rate. The unemployment rate in Santa Rosa peaked in April 2020 at 14.7% and is now 7.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.6% in November 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 1.4 percentage points. You can also compare Santa Rosa unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate January 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.3% -0.4 +2.8
California 9.0% -0.3 +4.8
Santa Rosa 7.0% +0.4 +4.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with January 2021 data as February 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 April 2020 at 36,664. There are now 19,968 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 14,035 in November 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 2,661. Santa Rosa employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Santa Rosa, California) is also available.

Unemployed Persons January 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Santa Rosa 16,696 +139 +10,076

Number of Unemployed Persons

Santa Rosa, California Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
California
Unemployment Rate
Santa Rosa
Unemployment Rate
Santa Rosa
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 8.5%
January
2021
6.3% 9.0% 7.0% 16,696
December
2020
6.7% 9.3% 6.6% 16,557
November
2020
6.7% 8.7% 5.6% 14,035
October
2020
6.9% 9.8% 6.2% 15,844
September
2020
7.8% 10.6% 7.4% 18,533
August
2020
8.4% 12.3% 7.4% 18,427
July
2020
10.2% 13.2% 9.7% 24,379
June
2020
11.1% 14.1% 11.6% 28,997
May
2020
13.3% 15.6% 13.4% 33,074
April
2020
14.8% 16.0% 14.7% 36,664

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.