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Santa Rosa, California Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Santa Rosa fell 0.1 percentage points in April 2021 to 6.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 2.3 percentage points lower than the California rate. The unemployment rate in Santa Rosa peaked in April 2020 at 15.5% and is now 9.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.9% in November 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Santa Rosa unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.1% +0.1 -8.7
California 8.3% 0.0 -7.7
Santa Rosa 6.0% -0.1 -9.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2021 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 April 2020 at 37,650. There are now 23,230 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 14,066 in November 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 354. Santa Rosa employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Santa Rosa, California) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Santa Rosa 14,420 -235 -23,230

Number of Unemployed Persons

Santa Rosa, California Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
California
Unemployment Rate
Santa Rosa
Unemployment Rate
Santa Rosa
Unemployed
May
2021
5.8%
April
2021
6.1% 8.3% 6.0% 14,420
March
2021
6.0% 8.3% 6.1% 14,655
February
2021
6.2% 8.5% 6.2% 15,109
January
2021
6.3% 9.0% 6.5% 15,424
December
2020
6.7% 9.3% 6.6% 15,720
November
2020
6.7% 8.7% 5.9% 14,066
October
2020
6.9% 9.8% 7.2% 17,551
September
2020
7.8% 10.6% 7.9% 18,930
August
2020
8.4% 12.3% 8.7% 20,869
July
2020
10.2% 13.2% 9.7% 23,642
June
2020
11.1% 14.1% 11.2% 27,632

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.