Stockton, CA – January 2024 Job Market Report – Positive Signs for the New Year

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The January 2024 job market report for Stockton, CA paints a cautiously optimistic picture. While the full data breakdown isn’t available yet (expected release in April 2024 by the Bureau of Labor Statistics), some preliminary insights can be gleaned from the Bureau’s latest Stockton-Lodi, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) data [1].


Stockton’s labor force held steady at approximately 347,000 in January, indicating minimal fluctuation in the overall number of people actively seeking employment. This stability suggests a potentially maturing economic environment after a period of flux.


  • Consistent labor force size points towards a potentially stabilizing job market.
  • Specific industry and occupational data await official release in April 2024 reports.

Future Outlook

With limited data available for January, it’s challenging to predict future trends with certainty. However, continued monitoring of the BLS reports throughout 2024 will provide a clearer picture of Stockton’s job market trajectory.

Top 10 Growing Occupations (Nationally)

While specific data for Stockton is unavailable, here’s a glimpse into the ten fastest-growing occupations nationally, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics [2]:

  1. Wind Turbine Service Technicians
  2. Solar Photovoltaic Installers
  3. Statisticians and Mathematicians
  4. Physician Assistants
  5. Nurse Practitioners
  6. Software Developers, Applications
  7. Database Administrators
  8. Home Health and Personal Care Aides
  9. Medical Assistants
  10. Occupational Therapists

Top 10 Companies Hiring Now (Stockton)

  1. Amazon
  2. Dameron Hospital
  3. University of the Pacific
  4. City of Stockton
  5. St. Joseph’s Medical Center
  6. San Joaquin Delta College
  7. FedEx
  8. The Home Depot
  9. Lowe’s
  10. Kaiser Permanente


Bureau of Labor Statistics – Stockton, CA Economy at a Glance

Bureau of Labor Statistics – Fastest-Growing Occupations