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Lake Havasu City-Kingman, Arizona Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Lake Havasu City fell 0.1 percentage points in November 2020 to 9.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.3 percentage points higher than the Arizona rate. The unemployment rate in Lake Havasu City peaked in April 2020 at 19.8% and is now 10.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 7.2% in August 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 1.9 percentage points. You can also compare Lake Havasu City unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
Arizona 7.8% -0.1 +3.3
Lake Havasu City 9.1% -0.1 +3.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2020 data as December metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Lake Havasu City, Arizona, National

Lake Havasu City, Arizona monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Lake Havasu City, Arizona Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Lake Havasu City peaked in April 2020 at 17,103. There are now 9,222 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 5,868 in August 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 2,013. Lake Havasu City employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Lake Havasu City, Arizona) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Lake Havasu City 7,881 -41 +3,030

Number of Unemployed Persons

Lake Havasu City, Arizona Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Arizona
Unemployment Rate
Lake Havasu City
Unemployment Rate
Lake Havasu City
Unemployed
December
2020
6.7%
November
2020
6.7% 7.8% 9.1% 7,881
October
2020
6.9% 7.9% 9.2% 7,922
September
2020
7.8% 6.5% 7.8% 6,729
August
2020
8.4% 5.9% 7.2% 5,868
July
2020
10.2% 10.7% 12.6% 10,877
June
2020
11.1% 10.0% 12.8% 10,883
May
2020
13.3% 9.0% 14.2% 12,458
April
2020
14.8% 13.4% 19.8% 17,103
March
2020
4.4% 6.1% 7.7% 6,805
February
2020
3.5% 4.5% 5.4% 4,847
January
2020
3.5% 4.5% 5.5% 4,859

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.