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Yuba City, California Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Yuba City fell 0.7 percentage points in May 2020 to 16.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points lower than the California rate. The unemployment rate in Yuba City peaked in April 2010 at 18.3% and is now 2.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.2% in December 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 9.9 percentage points. You can also compare Yuba City 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
Yuba City 16.1% -0.7 +9.2
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: 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 2,106 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 6,794. Yuba City employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Yuba City, California) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Yuba City 11,648 -925 +6,473

Number of Unemployed Persons

Yuba City, California Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
California
Unemployment Rate
Yuba City
Unemployment Rate
Yuba City
Unemployed
June
2020
11.1% 14.9%
May
2020
13.3% 16.4% 16.1% 11,648
April
2020
14.7% 16.4% 16.8% 12,573
March
2020
4.4% 5.5% 8.5% 6,690
February
2020
3.5% 3.9% 6.4% 4,977
January
2020
3.6% 3.9% 6.5% 5,007
December
2019
3.5% 3.9% 6.2% 4,854
November
2019
3.5% 3.9% 6.4% 4,946
October
2019
3.6% 3.9% 6.5% 5,030
September
2019
3.5% 3.9% 6.7% 5,103
August
2019
3.7% 3.9% 6.8% 5,147
July
2019
3.7% 4.0% 6.8% 5,159

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.