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Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Oxnard fell 1.7 percentage points in July 2020 to 10.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 2.7 percentage points lower than the California rate. The unemployment rate in Oxnard peaked in April 2020 at 14.4% and is now 3.6 percentage points lower. You can also compare Oxnard unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 10.2% -0.9 +6.5
California 13.5% -1.4 +9.5
Oxnard 10.8% -1.7 +7.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2020 data as August 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 2020 at 59,403. There are now 14,655 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Oxnard employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Oxnard, California) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Oxnard 44,748 -7,042 +29,856

Number of Unemployed Persons

Oxnard, California Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
California
Unemployment Rate
Oxnard
Unemployment Rate
Oxnard
Unemployed
August
2020
8.4% 11.4%
July
2020
10.2% 13.5% 10.8% 44,748
June
2020
11.1% 14.9% 12.5% 51,790
May
2020
13.3% 16.4% 14.3% 57,887
April
2020
14.7% 16.4% 14.4% 59,403
March
2020
4.4% 5.5% 4.7% 19,692
February
2020
3.5% 3.9% 3.4% 14,612
January
2020
3.6% 3.9% 3.4% 14,418
December
2019
3.5% 3.9% 3.3% 14,161
November
2019
3.5% 3.9% 3.4% 14,212
October
2019
3.6% 3.9% 3.4% 14,307
September
2019
3.5% 3.9% 3.4% 14,447

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.