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Flagstaff, Arizona Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Flagstaff fell 0.4 percentage points in May 2018 to 4.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points higher than the Arizona rate. The unemployment rate in Flagstaff peaked in February 2010 at 10.6% and is now 5.7 percentage points lower. You can also compare Flagstaff unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.1 -0.5
Arizona 4.7% -0.2 -0.2
Flagstaff 4.9% -0.4 -0.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2018 data as June 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 4,035 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Flagstaff employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Flagstaff, Arizona) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Flagstaff 3,747 -346 -496

Number of Unemployed Persons

Flagstaff, Arizona Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Arizona
Unemployment Rate
Flagstaff
Unemployment Rate
Flagstaff
Unemployed
June
2018
4.0%
May
2018
3.8% 4.7% 4.9% 3,747
April
2018
3.9% 4.9% 5.3% 4,093
March
2018
4.1% 4.9% 5.4% 4,146
February
2018
4.1% 4.9% 5.6% 4,346
January
2018
4.1% 4.8% 5.5% 4,171
December
2017
4.1% 4.7% 5.2% 3,956
November
2017
4.1% 4.7% 5.2% 3,946
October
2017
4.1% 4.7% 5.2% 3,953
September
2017
4.2% 4.7% 5.3% 3,995
August
2017
4.4% 4.7% 5.4% 4,048
July
2017
4.3% 4.7% 5.5% 4,095

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.