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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 July 2021 to 6.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.2 percentage points lower than the California rate. The unemployment rate in Oxnard peaked in April 2020 at 15.1% and is now 8.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.4% in November 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Oxnard unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.4% -0.5 -4.8
California 7.6% 0.0 -5.6
Oxnard 6.4% -0.1 -4.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2021 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 61,075. There are now 35,156 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 25,654 in November 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 265. Oxnard employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Oxnard, California) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Oxnard 25,919 -407 -18,295

Number of Unemployed Persons

Oxnard, California Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
California
Unemployment Rate
Oxnard
Unemployment Rate
Oxnard
Unemployed
August
2021
5.2%
July
2021
5.4% 7.6% 6.4% 25,919
June
2021
5.9% 7.6% 6.5% 26,326
May
2021
5.8% 7.7% 6.5% 26,515
April
2021
6.1% 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
6.3% 9.0% 7.1% 28,770
December
2020
6.7% 9.3% 7.3% 29,702
November
2020
6.7% 8.7% 6.4% 25,654
October
2020
6.9% 9.8% 7.9% 32,268
September
2020
7.8% 10.6% 8.6% 34,532

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.