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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 September 2022 to 3.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.8 percentage points lower than the California rate. The unemployment rate in Oxnard peaked in May 2020 at 14.9% and is now 11.8 percentage points lower. You can also compare Oxnard unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
California 3.9% -0.2 -2.5
Oxnard 3.1% -0.1 -2.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October 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 May 2020 at 59,936. There are now 47,072 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Oxnard employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Oxnard, California) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Oxnard 12,864 -157 -8,567

Number of Unemployed Persons

Oxnard, California Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
California
Unemployment Rate
Oxnard
Unemployment Rate
Oxnard
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 3.9% 3.1% 12,864
August
2022
3.7% 4.1% 3.2% 13,021
July
2022
3.5% 3.9% 3.3% 13,478
June
2022
3.6% 4.2% 3.5% 14,412
May
2022
3.6% 4.3% 3.7% 15,301
April
2022
3.6% 4.6% 3.9% 16,162
March
2022
3.6% 4.8% 4.2% 17,049
February
2022
3.8% 5.3% 4.5% 18,155
January
2022
4.0% 5.7% 4.7% 19,128
December
2021
3.9% 5.8% 5.0% 20,192
November
2021
4.2% 5.8% 4.9% 20,029

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.