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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 February 2021 to 6.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.6 percentage points lower than the California rate. The unemployment rate in Oxnard peaked in April 2020 at 14.4% and is now 7.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.3% in November 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.6 percentage points. You can also compare Oxnard unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% -0.1 +2.7
California 8.5% -0.5 +4.2
Oxnard 6.9% -0.1 +3.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2021 data as March 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 31,148 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 25,724 in November 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 2,531. Oxnard employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Oxnard, California) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Oxnard 28,255 -358 +13,643

Number of Unemployed Persons

Oxnard, California Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
California
Unemployment Rate
Oxnard
Unemployment Rate
Oxnard
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 8.5% 6.9% 28,255
January
2021
6.3% 9.0% 7.0% 28,613
December
2020
6.7% 9.3% 7.6% 31,277
November
2020
6.7% 8.7% 6.3% 25,724
October
2020
6.9% 9.8% 6.9% 28,970
September
2020
7.8% 10.6% 8.3% 33,721
August
2020
8.4% 12.3% 8.2% 33,638
July
2020
10.2% 13.2% 11.0% 45,353
June
2020
11.1% 14.1% 12.5% 51,790
May
2020
13.3% 15.6% 14.3% 57,887
April
2020
14.8% 16.0% 14.4% 59,403

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.