The unemployment rate in Napa County dropped to 3.2% in March 2022, down from 3.9% in February, and below the year-ago figure of 7.3%.
This compares with an unadjusted unemployment rate of 4.2% for California and 3.8% for the nation during the same period.
The last time the Napa County rate dropped below 3.2% was in Dec. 2019, when the rate fell to 3.1%. It was 3.2% in February 2020, right before the start of the pandemic.
The number of leisure and hospitality jobs in Napa County rose 38.4%, going from 8,600 positions one year ago to 11,900 this March.
Other Napa County job categories with the highest increases include manufacturing, service and transportation, warehousing and utility jobs.
Construction and manufacturing jobs dipped slightly from an estimated 4,500 to 4,300 jobs.
The number of unemployed workers dropped year-over-year, going from 4,900 on a year ago to 2,300.
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