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Stockton-Lodi, California Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Stockton fell 0.1 percentage points in March 2021 to 8.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points higher than the California rate. The unemployment rate in Stockton peaked in April 2020 at 17.7% and is now 8.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 8.8% in January 2021, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Stockton unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate March 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.0% -0.2 +1.6
California 8.3% -0.2 +3.8
Stockton 8.8% -0.1 +1.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with March 2021 data as April 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 58,267. There are now 28,832 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 28,649 in November 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 786. Stockton employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Stockton, California) is also available.

Unemployed Persons March 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Stockton 29,435 -338 +4,630

Number of Unemployed Persons

Stockton, California Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
California
Unemployment Rate
Stockton
Unemployment Rate
Stockton
Unemployed
April
2021
6.1%
March
2021
6.0% 8.3% 8.8% 29,435
February
2021
6.2% 8.5% 8.9% 29,773
January
2021
6.3% 9.0% 8.8% 29,567
December
2020
6.7% 9.3% 10.3% 33,529
November
2020
6.7% 8.7% 8.9% 28,649
October
2020
6.9% 9.8% 9.9% 32,392
September
2020
7.8% 10.6% 11.7% 37,155
August
2020
8.4% 12.3% 11.7% 37,203
July
2020
10.2% 13.2% 14.6% 47,008
June
2020
11.1% 14.1% 15.8% 51,846
May
2020
13.3% 15.6% 17.4% 55,796

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.