Department of Numbers

Arizona Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Arizona fell 0.1 percentage points in April 2022 to 3.2%. The state unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points lower than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Arizona peaked in April 2020 at 13.9% and is now 10.7 percentage points lower. You can also see Arizona unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Arizona 3.2% -0.1 -2.4

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

Unemployment Rate: Arizona, National

Arizona monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to April 2022

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Arizona Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Arizona peaked in April 2020 at 473,167. There are now 358,134 fewer people unemployed in the state. Arizona job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Arizona 115,033 -1,737 -83,038

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Arizona from 1990 to April 2022

Arizona Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Arizona
Unemployment Rate
Arizona
Unemployed
May 2022 3.6%
April 2022 3.6% 3.2% 115,033
March 2022 3.6% 3.3% 116,770
February 2022 3.8% 3.6% 125,834
January 2022 4.0% 3.7% 129,647
December 2021 3.9% 3.9% 136,797
November 2021 4.2% 3.9% 136,601
October 2021 4.6% 3.9% 138,869
September 2021 4.7% 4.2% 147,808
August 2021 5.2% 4.5% 160,007
July 2021 5.4% 4.9% 172,137
June 2021 5.9% 5.2% 182,850