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Flagstaff, Arizona Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Flagstaff fell 0.0 percentage points in February 2021 to 8.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.3 percentage points higher than the Arizona rate. The unemployment rate in Flagstaff peaked in April 2020 at 17.9% and is now 9.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 7.7% in August 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.5 percentage points. You can also compare Flagstaff unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% -0.1 +2.7
Arizona 6.9% +0.2 +2.0
Flagstaff 8.2% 0.0 +2.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2021 data as March 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 April 2020 at 12,829. There are now 6,654 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 5,109 in August 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,066. Flagstaff employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Flagstaff, Arizona) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Flagstaff 6,175 +42 +1,991

Number of Unemployed Persons

Flagstaff, Arizona Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Arizona
Unemployment Rate
Flagstaff
Unemployment Rate
Flagstaff
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 6.9% 8.2% 6,175
January
2021
6.3% 6.7% 8.2% 6,133
December
2020
6.7% 6.8% 9.4% 6,411
November
2020
6.7% 6.8% 10.1% 6,958
October
2020
6.9% 6.8% 10.1% 6,927
September
2020
7.8% 6.9% 8.7% 5,838
August
2020
8.4% 7.0% 7.7% 5,109
July
2020
10.2% 10.4% 13.2% 9,148
June
2020
11.1% 10.7% 13.2% 9,128
May
2020
13.3% 10.6% 12.4% 8,679
April
2020
14.8% 14.2% 17.9% 12,829

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.