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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 October 2019 to 3.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points lower than the California rate. The unemployment rate in Oxnard peaked in March 2010 at 11.0% and is now 7.6 percentage points lower. You can also compare Oxnard unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% +0.1 -0.2
California 3.9% -0.1 -0.2
Oxnard 3.4% -0.1 -0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2019 data as November 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 32,505 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Oxnard employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Oxnard, California) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Oxnard 14,457 -401 -1,053

Number of Unemployed Persons

Oxnard, California Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
California
Unemployment Rate
Oxnard
Unemployment Rate
Oxnard
Unemployed
November
2019
3.5%
October
2019
3.6% 3.9% 3.4% 14,457
September
2019
3.5% 4.0% 3.5% 14,858
August
2019
3.7% 4.1% 3.7% 15,470
July
2019
3.7% 4.1% 3.7% 15,838
June
2019
3.7% 4.2% 3.8% 16,168
May
2019
3.6% 4.2% 3.9% 16,431
April
2019
3.6% 4.3% 3.9% 16,670
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

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.