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Stockton-Lodi, California Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Stockton fell 0.5 percentage points in November 2017 to 6.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.8 percentage points higher than the California rate. The unemployment rate in Stockton peaked in December 2010 at 17.0% and is now 10.6 percentage points lower. You can also compare Stockton 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
Stockton 6.4% -0.5 -1.4
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: Stockton, California, National

Stockton, California monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Stockton, California Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Stockton peaked in December 2010 at 52,723. There are now 32,275 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Stockton employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Stockton, California) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Stockton 20,448 -1,568 -4,462

Number of Unemployed Persons

Stockton, California Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
California
Unemployment Rate
Stockton
Unemployment Rate
Stockton
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 4.6% 6.4% 20,448
October
2017
4.1% 4.9% 6.9% 22,016
September
2017
4.2% 5.1% 7.5% 24,019
August
2017
4.4% 5.1% 7.7% 24,569
July
2017
4.3% 4.8% 7.4% 23,546
June
2017
4.3% 4.7% 7.2% 22,817
May
2017
4.3% 4.7% 7.1% 22,195
April
2017
4.4% 4.8% 7.2% 22,893
March
2017
4.5% 4.9% 7.4% 23,649
February
2017
4.7% 5.0% 7.5% 23,848
January
2017
4.8% 5.2% 7.7% 24,667

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.