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Stockton-Lodi, California Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Stockton fell 0.0 percentage points in February 2019 to 6.2%. 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 10.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.7% in November 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.5 percentage points. You can also compare Stockton unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.2 -0.3
California 4.2% 0.0 -0.1
Stockton 6.2% 0.0 +0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2019 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 52,783. There are now 32,452 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 18,917 in November 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,414. Stockton employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Stockton, California) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Stockton 20,331 -210 +368

Number of Unemployed Persons

Stockton, California Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
California
Unemployment Rate
Stockton
Unemployment Rate
Stockton
Unemployed
March
2019
3.8% 4.3%
February
2019
3.8% 4.2% 6.2% 20,331
January
2019
4.0% 4.2% 6.2% 20,541
December
2018
3.9% 4.1% 5.9% 19,589
November
2018
3.7% 4.1% 5.7% 18,917
October
2018
3.8% 4.1% 5.8% 19,164
September
2018
3.7% 4.1% 5.8% 19,100
August
2018
3.8% 4.1% 5.8% 18,942
July
2018
3.9% 4.1% 5.9% 19,265
June
2018
4.0% 4.2% 6.2% 20,354
May
2018
3.8% 4.2% 5.9% 19,400
April
2018
3.9% 4.3% 5.8% 18,942

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.