Overall unemployment rate moved down to 4.3% with the biggest shift in Restaurants & Hotels, which gained 3,000 roles, based on the most recently available information published in April 2022.

Total employment in the Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA market rose by 18,379 jobs in February and the unemployment rate decreased compared to the prior month by 70 bps to 4.3%. The national unemployment rate decreased by 28 bps over the same time to 4.1%.

  • Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA unemployment rate is 16 bps above the national rate which is a negative sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 280 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) grew in February versus prior month by 5.9% and are down compared to last year at this time in the market.
Month over Month Unemployment Change
Year over Year Unemployment Change
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA Unemployment February 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs grew by 1.3% . Key sectors include:

  • Government: 243,200; +700
  • Education & Healthcare: 172,900; +2,400
  • Transportation & Utilities: 168,100; +1,600
  • Business Services: 138,500; +1,900
  • Restaurants & Hotels: 101,100; +3,000
  • Construction, Mining: 74,700; +1,500
  • Financial Services: 51,900; -100
  • Manufacturing: 37,700; +200
  • Other Jobs: 34,400; +1,700
  • IT & Development: 10,200; no change
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA Unemployment by Industry February 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through February 2022 (Data published April 2022 and reports created on April 6, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.