The city of Santa Rosa benefits from a large laborshed area that encompasses most of Sonoma County and includes the cities of Rohnert Park and Petaluma. Santa Rosa's advantageous location near some of the nation's finest colleges and universities has resulted in a highly educated workforce. For further data, see the State of California Labor Market Information.
Santa Rosa-Petaluma MSA Labor Force and Unemployment
Total Civilian Labor Force
2011 Average Annual
2010 Average Annual
2009 Average Annual
Source: State of California Employment Development Department, Labor Market Information Division, June 2012.
Characteristics of the Labor Force
Construction and metal workers, food checkers, food processors and meat cutters are highly unionized. Approximately 27% of all Sonoma County employees belong to unions. Wage rates, extent of unionization, fringe benefits and related information for specific industries and job classifications may be obtained from: