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Stockton-Lodi, California Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Stockton fell 2.3 percentage points in August 2020 to 12.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.9 percentage points higher than the California rate. The unemployment rate in Stockton peaked in April 2020 at 17.7% and is now 5.4 percentage points lower. You can also compare Stockton unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate August 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 8.4% -1.8 +4.7
California 11.4% -2.1 +7.5
Stockton 12.3% -2.3 +6.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2020 data as September 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 19,072 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Stockton employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Stockton, California) is also available.

Unemployed Persons August 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Stockton 39,195 -7,813 +20,071

Number of Unemployed Persons

Stockton, California Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
California
Unemployment Rate
Stockton
Unemployment Rate
Stockton
Unemployed
September
2020
7.9%
August
2020
8.4% 11.4% 12.3% 39,195
July
2020
10.2% 13.5% 14.6% 47,008
June
2020
11.1% 14.9% 15.8% 51,846
May
2020
13.3% 16.4% 17.4% 55,796
April
2020
14.7% 16.4% 17.7% 58,267
March
2020
4.4% 5.5% 7.5% 24,805
February
2020
3.5% 3.9% 5.7% 18,579
January
2020
3.6% 3.9% 5.7% 18,582
December
2019
3.5% 3.9% 5.6% 18,231
November
2019
3.5% 3.9% 5.6% 18,451
October
2019
3.6% 3.9% 5.7% 18,692

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.