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Stockton-Lodi, California Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Stockton fell 1.2 percentage points in July 2020 to 14.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.1 percentage points higher than the California rate. The unemployment rate in Stockton peaked in April 2020 at 17.7% and is now 3.1 percentage points lower. You can also compare Stockton unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 10.2% -0.9 +6.5
California 13.5% -1.4 +9.5
Stockton 14.6% -1.2 +8.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2020 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 58,267. There are now 11,261 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Stockton employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Stockton, California) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Stockton 47,006 -4,840 +27,751

Number of Unemployed Persons

Stockton, California Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
California
Unemployment Rate
Stockton
Unemployment Rate
Stockton
Unemployed
August
2020
8.4% 11.4%
July
2020
10.2% 13.5% 14.6% 47,006
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
September
2019
3.5% 3.9% 5.8% 18,929

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.