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Vallejo-Fairfield, California Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Vallejo fell 0.7 percentage points in May 2020 to 14.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.8 percentage points lower than the California rate. The unemployment rate in Vallejo peaked in April 2020 at 15.3% and is now 0.7 percentage points lower. You can also compare Vallejo unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
California 16.4% 0.0 +12.3
Vallejo 14.6% -0.7 +10.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 data as June metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Vallejo, California, National

Vallejo, California monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Vallejo, California Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Vallejo peaked in April 2020 at 30,972. There are now 1,556 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Vallejo employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Vallejo, California) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Vallejo 29,416 -1,556 +21,414

Number of Unemployed Persons

Vallejo, California Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
California
Unemployment Rate
Vallejo
Unemployment Rate
Vallejo
Unemployed
June
2020
11.1% 14.9%
May
2020
13.3% 16.4% 14.6% 29,416
April
2020
14.7% 16.4% 15.3% 30,972
March
2020
4.4% 5.5% 4.8% 9,985
February
2020
3.5% 3.9% 3.5% 7,410
January
2020
3.6% 3.9% 3.5% 7,400
December
2019
3.5% 3.9% 3.5% 7,266
November
2019
3.5% 3.9% 3.5% 7,337
October
2019
3.6% 3.9% 3.5% 7,425
September
2019
3.5% 3.9% 3.6% 7,523
August
2019
3.7% 3.9% 3.6% 7,625
July
2019
3.7% 4.0% 3.7% 7,731

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.