Department of Numbers

Arizona Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Arizona fell 0.2 percentage points in September 2014 to 6.9%. The state unemployment rate was 1.0 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 3.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.8% in May 2014, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also see Arizona unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate September 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.9% -0.2 -1.3
Arizona 6.9% -0.2 -1.1

Unemployment Rate: Arizona, National

Arizona monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to September 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 126,287 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 206,471 in May 2014, the number of unemployed has now grown by 3,412. Arizona job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Arizona 209,883 -5,381 -30,667

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Arizona Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Arizona
Unemployment Rate
Arizona
Unemployed
September 2014 5.9% 6.9% 209,883
August 2014 6.1% 7.1% 215,264
July 2014 6.2% 7.0% 213,224
June 2014 6.1% 6.9% 210,367
May 2014 6.3% 6.8% 206,471
April 2014 6.3% 6.9% 209,823
March 2014 6.7% 7.3% 221,033
February 2014 6.7% 7.3% 219,832
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