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Flagstaff, Arizona Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Flagstaff fell 0.0 percentage points in November 2017 to 4.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points higher than the Arizona rate. The unemployment rate in Flagstaff peaked in February 2010 at 10.6% and is now 6.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.6% in October 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Flagstaff unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.5
Arizona 4.3% -0.2 -0.7
Flagstaff 4.6% 0.0 -1.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2017 data as December metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Flagstaff, Arizona, National

Flagstaff, Arizona monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Flagstaff, Arizona Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Flagstaff peaked in February 2010 at 7,783. There are now 4,320 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Flagstaff employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Flagstaff, Arizona) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Flagstaff 3,463 -24 -853

Number of Unemployed Persons

Flagstaff, Arizona Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Arizona
Unemployment Rate
Flagstaff
Unemployment Rate
Flagstaff
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 4.3% 4.6% 3,463
October
2017
4.1% 4.5% 4.6% 3,487
September
2017
4.2% 4.7% 4.7% 3,581
August
2017
4.4% 5.0% 5.0% 3,733
July
2017
4.3% 5.1% 5.5% 4,049
June
2017
4.3% 5.1% 5.6% 4,194
May
2017
4.3% 5.1% 5.7% 4,334
April
2017
4.4% 5.0% 5.5% 4,194
March
2017
4.5% 5.0% 5.7% 4,330
February
2017
4.7% 5.1% 5.8% 4,442
January
2017
4.8% 5.0% 5.7% 4,338

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.