Department of Numbers

Arizona Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Arizona rose 0.1 percentage points in June 2014 to 6.9%. The state unemployment rate was 0.8 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 June 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.1% -0.2 -1.4
Arizona 6.9% +0.1 -1.2

Unemployment Rate: Arizona, National

Arizona monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to June 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 125,788 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 206,471 in May 2014, the number of unemployed has now grown by 3,911. Arizona job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons June 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Arizona 210,382 +3,911 -33,061

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Arizona Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Arizona
Unemployment Rate
Arizona
Unemployed
June 2014 6.1% 6.9% 210,382
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
August 2013 7.2% 8.1% 243,235
July 2013 7.3% 8.1% 244,363
June 2013 7.5% 8.1% 243,443