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Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Oxnard fell 0.1 percentage points in February 2019 to 3.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 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. From a post peak low of 3.5% in August 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.4 percentage points. You can also compare Oxnard unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.2 -0.3
California 4.2% 0.0 -0.1
Oxnard 3.9% -0.1 0.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2019 data as March 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 March 2010 at 47,059. There are now 30,263 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 14,877 in August 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,919. Oxnard employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Oxnard, California) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Oxnard 16,796 -256 +110

Number of Unemployed Persons

Oxnard, California Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
California
Unemployment Rate
Oxnard
Unemployment Rate
Oxnard
Unemployed
March
2019
3.8% 4.3%
February
2019
3.8% 4.2% 3.9% 16,796
January
2019
4.0% 4.2% 4.0% 17,052
December
2018
3.9% 4.1% 3.8% 16,287
November
2018
3.7% 4.1% 3.6% 15,686
October
2018
3.8% 4.1% 3.6% 15,480
September
2018
3.7% 4.1% 3.5% 15,068
August
2018
3.8% 4.1% 3.5% 14,877
July
2018
3.9% 4.1% 3.6% 15,403
June
2018
4.0% 4.2% 3.9% 16,641
May
2018
3.8% 4.2% 3.8% 15,981
April
2018
3.9% 4.3% 3.8% 15,979

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.