Employment

Employment , Unemployment & Labor force (February 2024)

Area Labor Force Employment Unemployment Unemployment Rate (%)
California 19,394,300 18,316,000 1,078,300 5.6%
San Joaquin County 351,100 324,400 26,600 7.6%
City of Escalon 3,500 3,200 300 8.1%
City of Lathrop 10,700 9,800 900 8.2%
City of Lodi 32,000 29,700 2,300 7.1%
City of Manteca 41,000 38,500 2,500 6.1%
Mountain House CDP 10,300 10,000 300 2.7%
City of Ripon 8,100 7,800 200 2.6%
City of Stockton 137,500 126,300 11,200 8.1%
City of Tracy 47,600 45,000 2,600 5.5%
Other Unincorporated San Joaquin County 60,400 54,100 6,300 10.4%

The data for this table was acquired from the Employment Development Department (EDD) for February 2024. To derive the “Other Unincorporated San Joaquin County” values in the table, the amounts from each city and from Mountain House CDP were deducted from the San Joaquin County total.

(Last updated: March 22, 2024.)

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Data for this indicator was obtained from the Bureau of Labor Statistic’s Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW).

(Last updated: Feb 16, 2024.)

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Data for this indicator was obtained from the Bureau of Labor Statistic’s Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW). The percent change/growth rate was calculated using those figures.

(Last updated: Feb 16, 2024.)

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Data for this indicator was obtained from the Bureau of Labor Statistic’s Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW).

(Last updated: Feb 16, 2024.)

Comapartive job growth

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Labor force and employment

Both the number of residents in the labor force and the number of employed residents for San Joaquin County was obtained from the California Employment Development Department (EDD).

(Last updated: Nov 03, 2023.)

Unemployment rate

Data for this indicator was obtained from the California Employment Development Department (EDD) as a rate. The number of unemployed residents for San Joaquin County was divided by their labor force to derive the unemployment rate for the SJC. 2018 data is from the CBPR California and Metro Forecast.

(Last updated: Nov 03, 2023.)

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San Joaquin County Major Occupational Categories Sorted by Wage Level (2022)

Occupation Mean Wage Employment
Registered Nurses $130,370 4,760
General and Operations Managers $122,300 3,550
Management Occupations $120,940 13,440
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations $113,060 13,810
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education $84,520 3,320
Business and Financial Operations Occupations $81,010 10,350
Educational Instruction and Library Occupations $71,070 16,880
High Wage (over $70,000 annually) $103,324 66,110
Community and Social Service Occupations $67,490 4,080
Construction and Extraction Occupations $64,530 11,810
Protective Service Occupations $61,790 7,230
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations $61,000 10,310
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers $54,790 8,680
Light Truck Drivers $49,630 3,100
Office and Administrative Support Occupations $48,960 29,280
Sales and Related Occupations $47,820 20,430
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators $46,710 7,290
Production Occupations $45,120 16,100
Office Clerks, General $43,100 4,330
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations $41,690 7,030
Stockers and Order Fillers $41,200 9,570
Middle Wage ($40,000 to $70,000 annually) $51,833 139,240
Teaching Assistants, Except Postsecondary $39,930 3,040
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners $39,010 3,850
Personal Care and Service Occupations $38,690 3,840
Retail Salespersons $38,200 5,050
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations $37,110 6,550
Healthcare Support Occupations $37,070 14,910
Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse $35,680 5,250
Packers and Packagers, Hand $35,430 3,240
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations $34,820 21,440
Cashiers $33,870 6,510
Fast Food and Counter Workers $33,290 6,920
Cooks, Fast Food $32,440 3,370
Home Health and Personal Care Aides $31,250 9,180
Low Wage (under $40,000 annually) $35,907 93,150

Data for this indicator was obtained from the Bureau of Labor Statistic’s Occupational Employment Statistics (OES). The wage level categories were chosen by CBPR staff. The average wage for each category is a weighted average based on employment levels for each occupation. Total employment and the change in employment are sums of each of the occupations in the three wage categories.

(Last updated: Nov 06, 2023.)

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Data for this indicator was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, “Table CAEMP25N – Total full-time and part-time employment by NAICS industry. Select sectors were combined into supersectors:

    1. Combined “Farm employment,” “Forestry, fishing, and related activities,” and “Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction” as “Agriculture and Natural Resources”
    2. Combined “Finance and insurance” and “Real estate and rental and leasing” as “Financial Activities”
    3. Combined “Professional, scientific, and technical services,” “Management of companies and enterprises,” and “Administrative and support and waste management and remediation services” as “Professional and Business Services”
    4. Combined “Educational services” and “Health care and social assistance” as “Educational and Health Services”
    5. Combined “Arts, entertainment, and recreation” and “Accommodation and food services” as “Leisure and Hospitality”
    6. Renamed “Other services (except government and government enterprises)” as “Other Services”
    7. Renamed “Government and government enterprises” as “Government”.

(Last updated: Nov 16, 2023.)

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Data for this indicator was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, “Table CAEMP25N – Total full-time and part-time employment by NAICS industry. Select sectors were combined into supersectors:

    1. Combined “Farm employment,” “Forestry, fishing, and related activities,” and “Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction” as “Agriculture and Natural Resources”
    2. Combined “Finance and insurance” and “Real estate and rental and leasing” as “Financial Activities”
    3. Combined “Professional, scientific, and technical services,” “Management of companies and enterprises,” and “Administrative and support and waste management and remediation services” as “Professional and Business Services”
    4. Combined “Educational services” and “Health care and social assistance” as “Educational and Health Services”
    5. Combined “Arts, entertainment, and recreation” and “Accommodation and food services” as “Leisure and Hospitality”
    6. Renamed “Other services (except government and government enterprises)” as “Other Services”
    7. Renamed “Government and government enterprises” as “Government”.

(Last updated: Nov 16, 2023.)

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Data for this indicator was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, “Table CAEMP25N – Total full-time and part-time employment by NAICS industry. Select sectors were combined into supersectors:

    1. Combined “Farm employment,” “Forestry, fishing, and related activities,” and “Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction” as “Agriculture and Natural Resources”
    2. Combined “Finance and insurance” and “Real estate and rental and leasing” as “Financial Activities”
    3. Combined “Professional, scientific, and technical services,” “Management of companies and enterprises,” and “Administrative and support and waste management and remediation services” as “Professional and Business Services”
    4. Combined “Educational services” and “Health care and social assistance” as “Educational and Health Services”
    5. Combined “Arts, entertainment, and recreation” and “Accommodation and food services” as “Leisure and Hospitality”
    6. Renamed “Other services (except government and government enterprises)” as “Other Services”
    7. Renamed “Government and government enterprises” as “Government”.

(Last updated: Nov 16, 2023.)

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