Overall unemployment rate moved down to 4.9% with the biggest shift in Education & Healthcare, which gained 1,000 roles, based on the most recently available information published in November 2022.

Total employment in the Stockton-Lodi, CA market rose by 1,619 jobs in September and the unemployment rate decreased compared to the prior month by 30 bps to 4.9%. The national unemployment rate decreased by 47 bps over the same time to 3.3%.

  • Stockton-Lodi, CA unemployment rate is 158 bps above the national rate which is a negative sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 240 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) grew in September versus prior month by 4.7% and are down compared to last year at this time in the market.
Month over Month Unemployment Change
Year over Year Unemployment Change
Stockton-Lodi, CA Unemployment September 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs grew by 0.4% . Key sectors include:

  • Transportation & Utilities: 80,700; +300
  • Government: 42,600; +600
  • Education & Healthcare: 40,300; +1,000
  • Business Services: 23,900; -600
  • Restaurants & Hotels: 22,900; no change
  • Manufacturing: 22,300; -100
  • Construction, Mining: 15,100; -100
  • Financial Services: 7,800; -100
  • Other Jobs: 7,500; no change
Stockton-Lodi, CA Unemployment by Industry September 2022

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

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.