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Vallejo-Fairfield, California Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Vallejo fell 0.0 percentage points in October 2018 to 3.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points lower than the California rate. The unemployment rate in Vallejo peaked in November 2010 at 12.7% and is now 8.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.7% in August 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Vallejo unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
California 4.1% 0.0 -0.4
Vallejo 3.8% 0.0 -0.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November 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 November 2010 at 25,650. There are now 17,632 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 7,720 in August 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 298. Vallejo employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Vallejo, California) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Vallejo 8,018 +146 -1,245

Number of Unemployed Persons

Vallejo, California Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
California
Unemployment Rate
Vallejo
Unemployment Rate
Vallejo
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 4.1% 3.8% 8,018
September
2018
3.7% 4.1% 3.8% 7,872
August
2018
3.9% 4.2% 3.7% 7,720
July
2018
3.9% 4.2% 3.8% 7,894
June
2018
4.0% 4.2% 4.0% 8,333
May
2018
3.8% 4.2% 3.8% 7,980
April
2018
3.9% 4.2% 3.8% 7,945
March
2018
4.1% 4.3% 3.8% 7,996
February
2018
4.1% 4.3% 4.0% 8,451
January
2018
4.1% 4.4% 4.1% 8,560
December
2017
4.1% 4.5% 4.3% 8,905

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.