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Lake Havasu City-Kingman, Arizona Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Lake Havasu City rose 0.1 percentage points in February 2018 to 6.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.1 percentage points higher than the Arizona rate. The unemployment rate in Lake Havasu City peaked in January 2010 at 13.5% and is now 7.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.1% in October 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.9 percentage points. You can also compare Lake Havasu City unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.6
Arizona 4.9% +0.1 -0.2
Lake Havasu City 6.0% +0.1 0.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2018 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 January 2010 at 11,321. There are now 6,290 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 4,204 in October 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 827. Lake Havasu City employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Lake Havasu City, Arizona) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Lake Havasu City 5,031 +132 +72

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
2018
4.1%
February
2018
4.1% 4.9% 6.0% 5,031
January
2018
4.1% 4.8% 5.9% 4,899
December
2017
4.1% 4.7% 5.7% 4,712
November
2017
4.1% 4.7% 5.3% 4,346
October
2017
4.1% 4.7% 5.1% 4,204
September
2017
4.2% 4.7% 5.3% 4,412
August
2017
4.4% 4.7% 5.6% 4,579
July
2017
4.3% 4.7% 6.0% 4,932
June
2017
4.3% 4.8% 6.1% 5,013
May
2017
4.3% 4.9% 6.2% 5,112
April
2017
4.4% 5.0% 5.8% 4,767

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.