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Flagstaff, Arizona Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Flagstaff fell 0.0 percentage points in July 2020 to 13.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 2.6 percentage points higher than the Arizona rate. The unemployment rate in Flagstaff peaked in April 2020 at 17.9% and is now 4.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 12.4% in May 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.8 percentage points. You can also compare Flagstaff unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 10.2% -0.9 +6.5
Arizona 10.6% +0.6 +5.9
Flagstaff 13.2% 0.0 +7.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2020 data as August 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 3,683 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 8,679 in May 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 467. Flagstaff employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Flagstaff, Arizona) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Flagstaff 9,146 +18 +4,878

Number of Unemployed Persons

Flagstaff, Arizona Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Arizona
Unemployment Rate
Flagstaff
Unemployment Rate
Flagstaff
Unemployed
August
2020
8.4%
July
2020
10.2% 10.6% 13.2% 9,146
June
2020
11.1% 10.0% 13.2% 9,128
May
2020
13.3% 9.0% 12.4% 8,679
April
2020
14.7% 13.4% 17.9% 12,829
March
2020
4.4% 6.1% 7.9% 6,080
February
2020
3.5% 4.5% 5.3% 4,184
January
2020
3.6% 4.5% 5.3% 4,168
December
2019
3.5% 4.5% 5.2% 4,090
November
2019
3.5% 4.5% 5.3% 4,117
October
2019
3.6% 4.5% 5.3% 4,151
September
2019
3.5% 4.6% 5.4% 4,191

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.