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Prescott, Arizona Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Prescott rose 0.2 percentage points in November 2017 to 4.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points lower than the Arizona rate. The unemployment rate in Prescott peaked in October 2009 at 11.3% and is now 7.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.0% in October 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Prescott 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
Prescott 4.2% +0.2 -0.5
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: Prescott, Arizona, National

Prescott, Arizona monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Prescott, Arizona Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Prescott peaked in October 2009 at 11,054. There are now 6,865 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 4,060 in October 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 129. Prescott employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Prescott, Arizona) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Prescott 4,189 +129 -485

Number of Unemployed Persons

Prescott, Arizona Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Arizona
Unemployment Rate
Prescott
Unemployment Rate
Prescott
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 4.3% 4.2% 4,189
October
2017
4.1% 4.5% 4.0% 4,060
September
2017
4.2% 4.7% 4.2% 4,196
August
2017
4.4% 5.0% 4.3% 4,307
July
2017
4.3% 5.1% 4.5% 4,589
June
2017
4.3% 5.1% 4.7% 4,757
May
2017
4.3% 5.1% 4.8% 4,935
April
2017
4.4% 5.0% 4.5% 4,591
March
2017
4.5% 5.0% 4.5% 4,627
February
2017
4.7% 5.1% 4.7% 4,817
January
2017
4.8% 5.0% 4.5% 4,589

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.