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Yuba City, California Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Yuba City fell 0.1 percentage points in February 2021 to 8.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points higher than the California rate. The unemployment rate in Yuba City peaked in April 2010 at 18.3% and is now 9.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.2% in December 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 2.4 percentage points. You can also compare Yuba City unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% -0.1 +2.7
California 8.5% -0.5 +4.2
Yuba City 8.6% -0.1 +2.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2021 data as March 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 January 2011 at 13,754. There are now 7,446 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 4,854 in December 2019, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,454. Yuba City employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Yuba City, California) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Yuba City 6,308 -67 +1,331

Number of Unemployed Persons

Yuba City, California Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
California
Unemployment Rate
Yuba City
Unemployment Rate
Yuba City
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 8.5% 8.6% 6,308
January
2021
6.3% 9.0% 8.7% 6,375
December
2020
6.7% 9.3% 10.3% 7,303
November
2020
6.7% 8.7% 8.9% 6,235
October
2020
6.9% 9.8% 10.3% 7,294
September
2020
7.8% 10.6% 12.0% 8,183
August
2020
8.4% 12.3% 11.9% 8,114
July
2020
10.2% 13.2% 14.2% 9,925
June
2020
11.1% 14.1% 15.2% 10,683
May
2020
13.3% 15.6% 16.3% 11,605
April
2020
14.8% 16.0% 16.8% 12,573

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.