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Stockton-Lodi, California Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Stockton fell 0.0 percentage points in February 2018 to 6.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 2.0 percentage points higher than the California rate. The unemployment rate in Stockton peaked in December 2010 at 17.0% and is now 10.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.3% in January 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Stockton unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.6
California 4.3% -0.1 -0.8
Stockton 6.3% 0.0 -1.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2018 data as March 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 December 2010 at 52,723. There are now 32,331 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 20,102 in January 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 290. Stockton employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Stockton, California) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Stockton 20,392 +290 -3,456

Number of Unemployed Persons

Stockton, California Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
California
Unemployment Rate
Stockton
Unemployment Rate
Stockton
Unemployed
March
2018
4.1%
February
2018
4.1% 4.3% 6.3% 20,392
January
2018
4.1% 4.4% 6.3% 20,102
December
2017
4.1% 4.5% 6.5% 20,610
November
2017
4.1% 4.5% 6.4% 20,250
October
2017
4.1% 4.5% 6.9% 22,016
September
2017
4.2% 4.5% 7.5% 24,019
August
2017
4.4% 4.6% 7.7% 24,569
July
2017
4.3% 4.7% 7.4% 23,546
June
2017
4.3% 4.8% 7.2% 22,817
May
2017
4.3% 4.9% 7.1% 22,195
April
2017
4.4% 5.0% 7.2% 22,893

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.