Department of Numbers

Arizona Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Arizona fell 0.2 percentage points in February 2014 to 7.3%. The state unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points higher than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Arizona peaked in January 2010 at 10.8% and is now 3.5 percentage points lower. You can also see Arizona unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate February 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% +0.1 -1.0
Arizona 7.3% -0.2 -0.7

Note: All comparisons are made with February data as March state level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Arizona, National

Arizona monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to February 2014

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Arizona Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Arizona peaked in January 2010 at 336,170. There are now 116,327 fewer people unemployed in the state. Arizona job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Arizona 219,843 -6,316 -22,537

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Arizona from 1990 to February 2014

Arizona Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Arizona
Unemployment Rate
Arizona
Unemployed
March 2014 6.7%
February 2014 6.7% 7.3% 219,843
January 2014 6.6% 7.5% 226,159
December 2013 6.7% 7.6% 228,528
November 2013 7.0% 7.8% 232,688
October 2013 7.2% 7.8% 235,325
September 2013 7.2% 8.0% 240,550
August 2013 7.2% 8.1% 243,235
July 2013 7.3% 8.1% 244,363
June 2013 7.5% 8.1% 243,443
May 2013 7.5% 8.0% 242,536
April 2013 7.5% 8.0% 242,663
March 2013 7.5% 8.0% 242,388