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Lake Havasu City-Kingman, Arizona Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Lake Havasu City fell 0.2 percentage points in October 2019 to 5.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.0 percentage points higher than the Arizona rate. The unemployment rate in Lake Havasu City peaked in January 2010 at 13.4% and is now 7.6 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.6% in September 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Lake Havasu City unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% +0.1 -0.2
Arizona 4.8% -0.1 -0.1
Lake Havasu City 5.8% -0.2 0.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2019 data as November 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 December 2009 at 11,228. There are now 6,073 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 4,670 in September 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 485. Lake Havasu City employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Lake Havasu City, Arizona) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Lake Havasu City 5,155 -116 +105

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
November
2019
3.5%
October
2019
3.6% 4.8% 5.8% 5,155
September
2019
3.5% 4.9% 6.0% 5,271
August
2019
3.7% 5.0% 6.1% 5,369
July
2019
3.7% 4.9% 6.0% 5,281
June
2019
3.7% 4.9% 5.9% 5,150
May
2019
3.6% 4.9% 5.8% 5,091
April
2019
3.6% 4.9% 5.9% 5,104
March
2019
3.8% 5.0% 6.0% 5,189
February
2019
3.8% 5.1% 6.0% 5,252
January
2019
4.0% 5.1% 6.1% 5,277
December
2018
3.9% 4.9% 5.9% 5,089

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.