Department of Numbers

Arizona Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Arizona fell 0.2 percentage points in May 2015 to 5.8%. The state unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points higher than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Arizona peaked in November 2009 at 11.2% and is now 5.4 percentage points lower. You can also see Arizona unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate May 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.5% +0.1 -0.8
Arizona 5.8% -0.2 -1.1

Unemployment Rate: Arizona, National

Arizona monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to May 2015

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Arizona Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Arizona peaked in November 2009 at 347,534. There are now 163,212 fewer people unemployed in the state. Arizona job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
Arizona 184,322 -6,450 -26,193

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Arizona from 1990 to May 2015

Arizona Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Arizona
Unemployment Rate
Arizona
Unemployed
May 2015 5.5% 5.8% 184,322
April 2015 5.4% 6.0% 190,772
March 2015 5.5% 6.2% 196,071
February 2015 5.5% 6.5% 206,399
January 2015 5.7% 6.6% 207,915
December 2014 5.6% 6.6% 207,539
November 2014 5.8% 6.6% 206,587
October 2014 5.7% 6.6% 205,969
September 2014 5.9% 6.6% 205,484
August 2014 6.1% 6.7% 205,350
July 2014 6.2% 6.7% 206,106
June 2014 6.1% 6.8% 207,984