The unemployment rate in Placer County is lower than state and national averages, with cities in the area reaching record lows.

As of November, Placer County’s unemployment rate sat at 3.5 percent, according to the California Employment Development Department, below California’s average of 4.3 percent (not seasonally adjusted) and the national unemployment rate of 4.1 percent.

Cities across Placer County are experiencing low unemployment rates:

  • Loomis – 2.4%
  • Roseville – 3.3%
  • Rocklin – 3.5%

In early December, it was reported that the unemployment rate in Roseville was at a record low. On the heels of the recently opened Dick’s Sporting Goods on Stanford Ranch Road, more jobs are on the way in Roseville, with an Adventist Health Headquarters and VillaSport set to open soon.

With roots stemming back to the Gold Rush in 1849, Placer County has always been, and continues to be, a wonderful place to work and live. Whether it is the employment opportunities, shopping and dining options, the rolling hills, flowing rivers, pristine lakes or great schools and parks, Placer County has something to offer everyone and is the heart of Northern California.

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