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Flagstaff, Arizona Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Flagstaff rose 0.1 percentage points in September 2022 to 4.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.8 percentage points higher than the Arizona rate. The unemployment rate in Flagstaff peaked in April 2020 at 17.7% and is now 13.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.1% in March 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.4 percentage points. You can also compare Flagstaff unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Arizona 3.7% +0.2 -0.5
Flagstaff 4.5% +0.1 -0.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October 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 12,515. There are now 9,117 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,056 in March 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 342. Flagstaff employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Flagstaff, Arizona) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Flagstaff 3,398 +123 -314

Number of Unemployed Persons

Flagstaff, Arizona Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Arizona
Unemployment Rate
Flagstaff
Unemployment Rate
Flagstaff
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 3.7% 4.5% 3,398
August
2022
3.7% 3.5% 4.4% 3,275
July
2022
3.5% 3.3% 4.2% 3,178
June
2022
3.6% 3.3% 4.2% 3,184
May
2022
3.6% 3.2% 4.2% 3,124
April
2022
3.6% 3.2% 4.1% 3,056
March
2022
3.6% 3.3% 4.1% 3,056
February
2022
3.8% 3.6% 4.3% 3,216
January
2022
4.0% 3.7% 4.5% 3,306
December
2021
3.9% 3.9% 4.8% 3,479
November
2021
4.2% 3.9% 4.7% 3,476

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.