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Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Oxnard fell 0.3 percentage points in April 2022 to 3.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points lower than the California rate. The unemployment rate in Oxnard peaked in May 2020 at 14.9% and is now 11.0 percentage points lower. You can also compare Oxnard unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
California 4.6% -0.2 -3.7
Oxnard 3.9% -0.3 -3.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 data as May 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 May 2020 at 59,936. There are now 43,777 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Oxnard employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Oxnard, California) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Oxnard 16,159 -890 -12,505

Number of Unemployed Persons

Oxnard, California Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
California
Unemployment Rate
Oxnard
Unemployment Rate
Oxnard
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 4.6% 3.9% 16,159
March
2022
3.6% 4.8% 4.2% 17,049
February
2022
3.8% 5.3% 4.5% 18,155
January
2022
4.0% 5.7% 4.7% 19,128
December
2021
3.9% 5.8% 5.0% 20,192
November
2021
4.2% 5.8% 4.9% 20,029
October
2021
4.6% 6.1% 5.0% 20,191
September
2021
4.7% 6.4% 5.3% 21,431
August
2021
5.2% 7.0% 5.7% 23,137
July
2021
5.4% 7.4% 6.1% 24,978
June
2021
5.9% 7.9% 6.5% 26,597

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.