Department of Numbers

Arizona Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Arizona fell 0.5 percentage points in November 2021 to 4.7%. The state unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points higher than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Arizona peaked in April 2020 at 14.2% and is now 9.5 percentage points lower. You can also see Arizona unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.2% -0.4 -2.5
Arizona 4.7% -0.5 -2.1

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

Unemployment Rate: Arizona, National

Arizona monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to November 2021

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Arizona Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Arizona peaked in April 2020 at 504,698. There are now 334,140 fewer people unemployed in the state. Arizona job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Arizona 170,558 -19,337 -71,196

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Arizona from 1990 to November 2021

Arizona Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Arizona
Unemployment Rate
Arizona
Unemployed
December 2021 3.9%
November 2021 4.2% 4.7% 170,558
October 2021 4.6% 5.2% 189,895
September 2021 4.7% 5.7% 208,946
August 2021 5.2% 6.2% 225,161
July 2021 5.4% 6.6% 238,243
June 2021 5.9% 6.8% 244,786
May 2021 5.8% 6.7% 243,236
April 2021 6.0% 6.7% 239,986
March 2021 6.0% 6.7% 240,210
February 2021 6.2% 6.9% 247,405
January 2021 6.4% 6.7% 239,896