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Flagstaff, Arizona Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Flagstaff rose 0.1 percentage points in August 2019 to 5.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.9 percentage points higher than the Arizona rate. The unemployment rate in Flagstaff peaked in February 2010 at 10.5% and is now 4.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.2% in November 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.7 percentage points. You can also compare Flagstaff unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.1
Arizona 5.0% +0.1 +0.2
Flagstaff 5.9% +0.1 +0.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2019 data as September 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 February 2010 at 7,704. There are now 3,148 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,986 in October 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 570. Flagstaff employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Flagstaff, Arizona) is also available.

Unemployed Persons August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Flagstaff 4,556 +43 +324

Number of Unemployed Persons

Flagstaff, Arizona Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Arizona
Unemployment Rate
Flagstaff
Unemployment Rate
Flagstaff
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5% 4.9%
August
2019
3.7% 5.0% 5.9% 4,556
July
2019
3.7% 4.9% 5.8% 4,513
June
2019
3.7% 4.9% 5.7% 4,464
May
2019
3.6% 4.9% 5.7% 4,458
April
2019
3.6% 4.9% 5.8% 4,517
March
2019
3.8% 5.0% 5.9% 4,623
February
2019
3.8% 5.1% 5.9% 4,650
January
2019
4.0% 5.1% 5.9% 4,615
December
2018
3.9% 4.9% 5.6% 4,400
November
2018
3.7% 4.9% 5.6% 4,404
October
2018
3.8% 4.9% 5.6% 4,382

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.