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Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Oxnard rose 0.1 percentage points in October 2018 to 3.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points lower than the California rate. The unemployment rate in Oxnard peaked in March 2010 at 11.0% and is now 7.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.5% in August 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Oxnard unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
California 4.1% 0.0 -0.4
Oxnard 3.6% +0.1 -0.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November 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 31,667 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 515. Oxnard employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Oxnard, California) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Oxnard 15,392 +324 -2,263

Number of Unemployed Persons

Oxnard, California Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
California
Unemployment Rate
Oxnard
Unemployment Rate
Oxnard
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 4.1% 3.6% 15,392
September
2018
3.7% 4.1% 3.5% 15,068
August
2018
3.9% 4.2% 3.5% 14,877
July
2018
3.9% 4.2% 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% 4.2% 3.8% 15,979
March
2018
4.1% 4.3% 3.8% 15,964
February
2018
4.1% 4.3% 3.9% 16,686
January
2018
4.1% 4.4% 4.0% 16,844
December
2017
4.1% 4.5% 4.0% 17,145

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.