Overall unemployment rate stayed flat at 5.0% with the biggest shift in Government, which lost 3,500 roles, based on the most recently available information published in August 2022.

Total employment in the Stockton-Lodi, CA market declined by 529 jobs in July and the unemployment rate stayed flat. The national unemployment rate decreased by 5 bps over the same time to 3.8%.

  • Stockton-Lodi, CA unemployment rate is 122 bps above the national rate which is a negative sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 420 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) grew in July versus prior month by 6% and are up compared to last year at this time in the market.
Month over Month Unemployment Change
Year over Year Unemployment Change
Stockton-Lodi, CA Unemployment July 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs declined by -1.0%. Key sectors include:

  • Transportation & Utilities: 79,600; -200
  • Government: 39,800; -3,500
  • Education & Healthcare: 38,500; -100
  • Restaurants & Hotels: 23,800; +300
  • Business Services: 23,700; +100
  • Manufacturing: 22,300; +500
  • Construction, Mining: 15,200; +300
  • Financial Services: 7,900; no change
  • Other Jobs: 7,500; no change
  • IT & Development: 1,200; no change
Stockton-Lodi, CA Unemployment by Industry July 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through July 2022 (Data published August 2022 and reports created on September 2, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.