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Stockton-Lodi, California Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Stockton fell 0.4 percentage points in April 2022 to 5.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.2 percentage points higher than the California rate. The unemployment rate in Stockton peaked in April 2020 at 17.5% and is now 11.7 percentage points lower. You can also compare Stockton unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
California 4.6% -0.2 -3.7
Stockton 5.8% -0.4 -3.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 data as May 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 57,885. There are now 38,494 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Stockton employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Stockton, California) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Stockton 19,391 -1,374 -12,430

Number of Unemployed Persons

Stockton, California Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
California
Unemployment Rate
Stockton
Unemployment Rate
Stockton
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 4.6% 5.8% 19,391
March
2022
3.6% 4.8% 6.2% 20,765
February
2022
3.8% 5.3% 6.7% 22,416
January
2022
4.0% 5.7% 7.1% 23,828
December
2021
3.9% 5.8% 7.5% 25,115
November
2021
4.2% 5.8% 7.5% 25,015
October
2021
4.6% 6.1% 7.6% 25,348
September
2021
4.7% 6.4% 8.0% 26,700
August
2021
5.2% 7.0% 8.5% 28,327
July
2021
5.4% 7.4% 8.9% 29,833
June
2021
5.9% 7.9% 9.2% 30,884

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.