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Stockton-Lodi, California Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Stockton fell 0.1 percentage points in September 2019 to 5.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.9 percentage points higher than the California rate. The unemployment rate in Stockton peaked in November 2010 at 16.9% and is now 11.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.8% in October 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Stockton unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -0.2
California 4.0% -0.1 -0.1
Stockton 5.9% -0.1 0.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2019 data as October 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 52,350. There are now 33,154 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 19,121 in October 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 75. Stockton employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Stockton, California) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Stockton 19,196 -406 -3

Number of Unemployed Persons

Stockton, California Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
California
Unemployment Rate
Stockton
Unemployment Rate
Stockton
Unemployed
October
2019
3.6%
September
2019
3.5% 4.0% 5.9% 19,196
August
2019
3.7% 4.1% 6.0% 19,602
July
2019
3.7% 4.1% 6.0% 19,694
June
2019
3.7% 4.2% 6.0% 19,762
May
2019
3.6% 4.2% 6.1% 19,963
April
2019
3.6% 4.3% 6.1% 20,149
March
2019
3.8% 4.3% 6.1% 20,109
February
2019
3.8% 4.2% 6.0% 19,715
January
2019
4.0% 4.2% 5.9% 19,507
December
2018
3.9% 4.1% 5.9% 19,171
November
2018
3.7% 4.1% 5.8% 19,143

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.