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Yuba City, California Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Yuba City rose 0.1 percentage points in July 2021 to 8.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.3 percentage points higher than the California rate. The unemployment rate in Yuba City peaked in December 2009 at 18.8% and is now 9.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.8% in October 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 2.1 percentage points. You can also compare Yuba City unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.4% -0.5 -4.8
California 7.6% 0.0 -5.6
Yuba City 8.9% +0.1 -3.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2021 data as August metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Yuba City, California, National

Yuba City, California monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Yuba City, California Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Yuba City peaked in April 2010 at 14,105. There are now 7,395 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 5,155 in June 2019, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,555. Yuba City employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Yuba City, California) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Yuba City 6,710 +144 -2,517

Number of Unemployed Persons

Yuba City, California Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
California
Unemployment Rate
Yuba City
Unemployment Rate
Yuba City
Unemployed
August
2021
5.2%
July
2021
5.4% 7.6% 8.9% 6,710
June
2021
5.9% 7.6% 8.8% 6,566
May
2021
5.8% 7.7% 8.7% 6,416
April
2021
6.1% 8.0% 8.6% 6,330
March
2021
6.0% 8.3% 8.5% 6,260
February
2021
6.2% 8.5% 8.5% 6,213
January
2021
6.3% 9.0% 8.1% 5,906
December
2020
6.7% 9.3% 9.1% 6,687
November
2020
6.7% 8.7% 8.8% 6,450
October
2020
6.9% 9.8% 10.8% 8,108
September
2020
7.8% 10.6% 11.2% 8,367

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.