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Stockton-Lodi, California Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Stockton fell 0.0 percentage points in July 2021 to 8.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.2 percentage points higher than the California rate. The unemployment rate in Stockton peaked in April 2020 at 17.9% and is now 9.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 8.7% in March 2021, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Stockton 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
Stockton 8.8% 0.0 -4.8
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: Stockton, California, National

Stockton, California monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Stockton, California Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Stockton peaked in April 2020 at 59,538. There are now 30,237 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 28,682 in April 2021, the number of unemployed has now grown by 619. Stockton employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Stockton, California) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Stockton 29,301 +148 -16,053

Number of Unemployed Persons

Stockton, California Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
California
Unemployment Rate
Stockton
Unemployment Rate
Stockton
Unemployed
August
2021
5.2%
July
2021
5.4% 7.6% 8.8% 29,301
June
2021
5.9% 7.6% 8.8% 29,153
May
2021
5.8% 7.7% 8.7% 28,858
April
2021
6.1% 8.0% 8.7% 28,682
March
2021
6.0% 8.3% 8.7% 28,726
February
2021
6.2% 8.5% 8.9% 29,443
January
2021
6.3% 9.0% 9.1% 29,922
December
2020
6.7% 9.3% 9.9% 33,170
November
2020
6.7% 8.7% 8.9% 29,391
October
2020
6.9% 9.8% 10.7% 35,885
September
2020
7.8% 10.6% 12.0% 39,879

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.