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Flagstaff, Arizona Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Flagstaff fell 1.2 percentage points in July 2021 to 7.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points higher than the Arizona rate. The unemployment rate in Flagstaff peaked in April 2020 at 18.7% and is now 11.7 percentage points lower. You can also compare Flagstaff unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.4% -0.5 -4.8
Arizona 6.6% -0.2 -3.8
Flagstaff 7.0% -1.2 -5.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2021 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 13,857. There are now 8,610 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Flagstaff employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Flagstaff, Arizona) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Flagstaff 5,247 -939 -4,017

Number of Unemployed Persons

Flagstaff, Arizona Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Arizona
Unemployment Rate
Flagstaff
Unemployment Rate
Flagstaff
Unemployed
August
2021
5.2%
July
2021
5.4% 6.6% 7.0% 5,247
June
2021
5.9% 6.8% 8.2% 6,186
May
2021
5.8% 6.7% 8.1% 6,081
April
2021
6.1% 6.7% 7.9% 5,935
March
2021
6.0% 6.7% 7.8% 5,887
February
2021
6.2% 6.9% 8.5% 6,453
January
2021
6.3% 6.7% 7.8% 5,847
December
2020
6.7% 6.8% 7.7% 5,777
November
2020
6.7% 6.8% 7.7% 5,754
October
2020
6.9% 6.8% 7.7% 5,698
September
2020
7.8% 6.9% 8.5% 6,310

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.