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Flagstaff, Arizona Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Flagstaff fell 0.7 percentage points in February 2019 to 5.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points higher than the Arizona rate. The unemployment rate in Flagstaff peaked in February 2010 at 10.6% and is now 4.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.9% in May 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.9 percentage points. You can also compare Flagstaff unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.2 -0.3
Arizona 5.1% 0.0 +0.3
Flagstaff 5.8% -0.7 +0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2019 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 February 2010 at 7,782. There are now 3,194 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,746 in May 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 842. Flagstaff employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Flagstaff, Arizona) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Flagstaff 4,588 -539 +242

Number of Unemployed Persons

Flagstaff, Arizona Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Arizona
Unemployment Rate
Flagstaff
Unemployment Rate
Flagstaff
Unemployed
March
2019
3.8% 5.0%
February
2019
3.8% 5.1% 5.8% 4,588
January
2019
4.0% 5.1% 6.5% 5,127
December
2018
3.9% 4.9% 5.9% 4,671
November
2018
3.7% 4.9% 5.2% 4,074
October
2018
3.8% 4.9% 5.3% 4,053
September
2018
3.7% 4.8% 5.4% 4,171
August
2018
3.8% 4.8% 5.5% 4,198
July
2018
3.9% 4.7% 5.4% 4,030
June
2018
4.0% 4.7% 5.1% 3,831
May
2018
3.8% 4.7% 4.9% 3,746
April
2018
3.9% 4.8% 5.3% 4,093

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.