Department of Numbers

Arizona Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Arizona fell 0.1 percentage points in March 2016 to 5.4%. The state unemployment rate was 0.4 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 5.8 percentage points lower. You can also see Arizona unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate March 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.0% +0.1 -0.5
Arizona 5.4% -0.1 -0.8

Unemployment Rate: Arizona, National

Arizona monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to March 2016

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Arizona Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Arizona peaked in November 2009 at 347,534. There are now 174,362 fewer people unemployed in the state. Arizona job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons March 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
Arizona 173,172 -3,054 -21,814

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Arizona from 1990 to March 2016

Arizona Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Arizona
Unemployment Rate
Arizona
Unemployed
March 2016 5.0% 5.4% 173,172
February 2016 4.9% 5.5% 176,226
January 2016 4.9% 5.6% 179,152
December 2015 5.0% 5.9% 185,541
November 2015 5.0% 5.9% 185,859
October 2015 5.0% 5.9% 186,247
September 2015 5.1% 5.9% 186,668
August 2015 5.1% 6.0% 187,177
July 2015 5.3% 6.0% 187,924
June 2015 5.3% 6.0% 189,085
May 2015 5.5% 6.1% 190,712
April 2015 5.4% 6.1% 192,746