Unemployment continued falling in Solano, Napa counties in April

May 21 2018

By Rachel Raskin-Zrihen, Vallejo Times-Herald

Posted: 05/18/18, 4:23 PM PDT | Updated: 2 days ago

Unemployment was down and below 4 percent in Solano and Napa counties in April, according to the most recent state figures, released Friday.

The unemployment rate in the Vallejo-Fairfield MSA, or Solano County, was 3.6 percent in April, down from a revised 4 percent in March, and below the year-ago estimate of 4.7 percent. Napa county’s April rate was 2.8 percent, down from a revised 3.2 percent in March, and below the year-ago estimate of 3.6 percent.

Both figures compare with an unadjusted unemployment rate of 3.8 percent for California and 3.7 percent for the nation during the same period.

The latest figures place Solano in the 20th spot among California’s 58 counties, with Napa ranking 9th. San Mateo ranking first, with a 1.2 percent jobless rate and, at 15 percent unemployment, Colusa County ranked 58.

Within Solano, the lowest April jobless rate was Elmira’s 0 percent, followed by Green Valley’s .8 percent and Benicia’s 2.6 percent. Rio Vista came in at 2.9 percent, followed by 3.1 percent for Dixon, Suisun and Vacaville. Fairfield’s unemployment rate was 3.4 percent and Vallejo had the county’s highest at 3.9 percent.

The highest unemployment rate in Napa County in April, was St. Helena’s 3.7 percent and the lowest was Calistoga’s 1.6 percent. Yountville registered a 2.2 percent jobless rate, followed by 2.3 percent in Angwin and Deer Park. It was 3.1 percent in Napa City, and 3.6 percent in American Canyon.