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Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Oxnard fell 0.0 percentage points in April 2019 to 3.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 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 3.6% in August 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also compare Oxnard unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% -0.2 -0.3
California 4.3% 0.0 0.0
Oxnard 3.9% 0.0 0.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2019 data as May 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 2010 at 46,962. There are now 30,308 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 15,452 in September 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,202. Oxnard employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Oxnard, California) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Oxnard 16,654 -27 +179

Number of Unemployed Persons

Oxnard, California Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
California
Unemployment Rate
Oxnard
Unemployment Rate
Oxnard
Unemployed
May
2019
3.6%
April
2019
3.6% 4.3% 3.9% 16,654
March
2019
3.8% 4.3% 3.9% 16,681
February
2019
3.8% 4.2% 3.8% 16,312
January
2019
4.0% 4.2% 3.8% 16,054
December
2018
3.9% 4.1% 3.7% 15,646
November
2018
3.7% 4.1% 3.7% 15,609
October
2018
3.8% 4.1% 3.6% 15,510
September
2018
3.7% 4.1% 3.6% 15,452
August
2018
3.8% 4.1% 3.6% 15,497
July
2018
3.9% 4.1% 3.7% 15,674
June
2018
4.0% 4.2% 3.7% 15,942

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.