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Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Oxnard fell 0.7 percentage points in November 2021 to 5.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.9 percentage points lower than the California rate. The unemployment rate in Oxnard peaked in April 2020 at 15.1% and is now 10.1 percentage points lower. You can also compare Oxnard unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.2% -0.4 -2.5
California 6.9% -0.4 -1.8
Oxnard 5.0% -0.7 -1.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2021 data as December 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 61,075. There are now 40,802 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Oxnard employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Oxnard, California) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Oxnard 20,273 -3,156 -5,381

Number of Unemployed Persons

Oxnard, California Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
California
Unemployment Rate
Oxnard
Unemployment Rate
Oxnard
Unemployed
December
2021
3.9%
November
2021
4.2% 6.9% 5.0% 20,273
October
2021
4.6% 7.3% 5.7% 23,429
September
2021
4.7% 7.5% 6.0% 24,438
August
2021
5.2% 7.5% 6.2% 25,410
July
2021
5.4% 7.6% 6.4% 25,944
June
2021
5.9% 7.6% 6.5% 26,326
May
2021
5.8% 7.7% 6.5% 26,515
April
2021
6.0% 8.0% 6.6% 26,833
March
2021
6.0% 8.3% 6.7% 27,171
February
2021
6.2% 8.5% 6.9% 27,994
January
2021
6.4% 9.0% 7.1% 28,770

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.