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Lake Havasu City-Kingman, Arizona Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Lake Havasu City fell 0.0 percentage points in February 2021 to 7.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points higher than the Arizona rate. The unemployment rate in Lake Havasu City peaked in April 2020 at 19.8% and is now 12.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 7.2% in August 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.4 percentage points. You can also compare Lake Havasu City unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% -0.1 +2.7
Arizona 6.9% +0.2 +2.0
Lake Havasu City 7.6% 0.0 +2.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2021 data as March 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 10,447 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 788. Lake Havasu City employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Lake Havasu City, Arizona) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Lake Havasu City 6,656 -14 +1,809

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
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 6.9% 7.6% 6,656
January
2021
6.3% 6.7% 7.6% 6,670
December
2020
6.7% 6.8% 8.5% 7,377
November
2020
6.7% 6.8% 9.1% 7,872
October
2020
6.9% 6.8% 9.2% 7,922
September
2020
7.8% 6.9% 7.8% 6,729
August
2020
8.4% 7.0% 7.2% 5,868
July
2020
10.2% 10.4% 12.6% 10,877
June
2020
11.1% 10.7% 12.8% 10,883
May
2020
13.3% 10.6% 14.2% 12,458
April
2020
14.8% 14.2% 19.8% 17,103

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.