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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 2020 to 6.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 2.0 percentage points lower than the California rate. The unemployment rate in Oxnard peaked in April 2020 at 14.4% and is now 8.2 percentage points lower. You can also compare Oxnard unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
California 8.2% -0.8 +4.3
Oxnard 6.2% -0.7 +2.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2020 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 59,403. There are now 33,736 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 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Oxnard 25,667 -3,303 +11,455

Number of Unemployed Persons

Oxnard, California Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
California
Unemployment Rate
Oxnard
Unemployment Rate
Oxnard
Unemployed
December
2020
6.7%
November
2020
6.7% 8.2% 6.2% 25,667
October
2020
6.9% 9.0% 6.9% 28,970
September
2020
7.8% 11.1% 8.3% 33,721
August
2020
8.4% 11.2% 8.2% 33,638
July
2020
10.2% 13.5% 11.0% 45,353
June
2020
11.1% 14.9% 12.5% 51,790
May
2020
13.3% 16.4% 14.3% 57,887
April
2020
14.8% 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
3.5% 3.9% 3.4% 14,418

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.