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Santa Rosa, California Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Santa Rosa fell 0.0 percentage points in September 2022 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 April 2020 at 15.3% and is now 12.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.6% in July 2022, 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 September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
California 3.9% -0.2 -2.5
Santa Rosa 2.6% 0.0 -2.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October 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 36,947. There are now 30,551 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 6,336 in August 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 60. Santa Rosa employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Santa Rosa, California) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Santa Rosa 6,396 +60 -5,101

Number of Unemployed Persons

Santa Rosa, California Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
California
Unemployment Rate
Santa Rosa
Unemployment Rate
Santa Rosa
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 3.9% 2.6% 6,396
August
2022
3.7% 4.1% 2.6% 6,336
July
2022
3.5% 3.9% 2.6% 6,462
June
2022
3.6% 4.2% 2.8% 6,914
May
2022
3.6% 4.3% 3.0% 7,391
April
2022
3.6% 4.6% 3.2% 7,909
March
2022
3.6% 4.8% 3.5% 8,536
February
2022
3.8% 5.3% 3.8% 9,324
January
2022
4.0% 5.7% 4.1% 10,040
December
2021
3.9% 5.8% 4.4% 10,777
November
2021
4.2% 5.8% 4.4% 10,709

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.