Department of Numbers

Arizona Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Arizona rose 0.2 percentage points in September 2022 to 3.7%. The state unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points higher than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Arizona peaked in April 2020 at 13.9% and is now 10.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.2% in April 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.5 percentage points. You can also see Arizona unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Arizona 3.7% +0.2 -0.5

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

Unemployment Rate: Arizona, National

Arizona monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to September 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 339,642 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 114,949 in April 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 18,576. Arizona job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Arizona 133,525 +8,475 -14,283

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Arizona Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Arizona
Unemployment Rate
Arizona
Unemployed
October 2022 3.7%
September 2022 3.5% 3.7% 133,525
August 2022 3.7% 3.5% 125,050
July 2022 3.5% 3.3% 118,742
June 2022 3.6% 3.3% 116,890
May 2022 3.6% 3.2% 115,095
April 2022 3.6% 3.2% 114,949
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