Antioch, CA – December 2023 Jobs Report – Steady Growth Amid Regional Slowdown

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While the Bay Area job market cooled in December 2023 compared to previous months, Antioch showed signs of stability and modest expansion. This report summarizes key takeaways from the data, highlighting industry trends, hiring prospects, and future expectations.


  • Antioch’s unemployment rate held steady at 4.2% in December, aligning with the national average but below the California state average of 4.9%.
  • Job growth remained positive, with an increase of 0.5% compared to November 2023.
  • Sectors like education and healthcare continued to add jobs, while leisure and hospitality saw some decline.


  • Antioch outpaced the Bay Area’s overall job growth of 0.3% in December.
  • The city’s unemployment rate remained lower than both the state and national averages.
  • Key industries like education and healthcare showed continued hiring activity.

Industry and Occupation Trends:

  • Growing industries: Education and health services (+1.2%), professional and business services (+0.8%), and transportation, warehousing, and utilities (+0.7%).
  • Shrinking industries: Leisure and hospitality (-0.4%), retail trade (-0.3%), and manufacturing (-0.2%).
  • Growing occupations: Registered nurses, software developers, teacher assistants, customer service representatives, and truck drivers.
  • Shrinking occupations: Retail salespersons, cashiers, cooks, waiters and waitresses, and construction laborers.


  • Compared to December 2022: Antioch’s job growth was slightly lower (0.5% vs. 0.7%) but the unemployment rate remained unchanged.
  • Compared to November 2023: The city’s job growth slowed down (0.5% vs. 1.0%) but the unemployment rate stayed stable.

Future Outlook:

  • Antioch’s job market is expected to maintain gradual growth in 2024, driven by ongoing expansion in education, healthcare, and logistics sectors.
  • Potential economic headwinds and rising interest rates could pose challenges to future job growth.

10 Growing Occupations:

  1. Registered Nurses
  2. Software Developers and Computer Programmers
  3. Teacher Assistants
  4. Customer Service Representatives
  5. Truck Drivers
  6. Home Health Aides and Personal Care Aides
  7. Janitors and Cleaners
  8. Sales Representatives
  9. Physical Therapy Aides and Assistants
  10. Licensed Practical and Vocational Nurses

10 Companies Hiring Now:

  1. Kaiser Permanente
  2. John Muir Health
  3. Antioch Unified School District
  4. Amazon
  5. FedEx
  6. UPS
  7. The Home Depot
  8. Lowe’s
  9. Walmart
  10. Target


  • Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • City of Antioch
  • Contra Costa County Employment & Human Services