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Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Oxnard fell 0.4 percentage points in November 2017 to 3.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points lower than the California rate. The unemployment rate in Oxnard peaked in March 2010 at 11.0% and is now 7.1 percentage points lower. You can also compare Oxnard unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.5
California 4.6% -0.3 -0.7
Oxnard 3.9% -0.4 -1.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2017 data as December metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Oxnard, California, National

Oxnard, California monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Oxnard, California Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Oxnard peaked in April 2010 at 47,148. There are now 30,452 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Oxnard employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Oxnard, California) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Oxnard 16,696 -1,874 -4,733

Number of Unemployed Persons

Oxnard, California Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
California
Unemployment Rate
Oxnard
Unemployment Rate
Oxnard
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 4.6% 3.9% 16,696
October
2017
4.1% 4.9% 4.3% 18,570
September
2017
4.2% 5.1% 4.6% 20,013
August
2017
4.4% 5.1% 4.7% 20,380
July
2017
4.3% 4.8% 4.6% 19,581
June
2017
4.3% 4.7% 4.5% 19,202
May
2017
4.3% 4.7% 4.5% 19,111
April
2017
4.4% 4.8% 4.6% 19,813
March
2017
4.5% 4.9% 4.7% 20,065
February
2017
4.7% 5.0% 4.7% 20,251
January
2017
4.8% 5.2% 4.8% 20,763

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.