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Lake Havasu City-Kingman, Arizona Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Lake Havasu City fell 0.9 percentage points in July 2021 to 6.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points higher than the Arizona rate. The unemployment rate in Lake Havasu City peaked in April 2020 at 20.7% and is now 14.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 6.5% in January 2021, 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 July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.4% -0.5 -4.8
Arizona 6.6% -0.2 -3.8
Lake Havasu City 6.7% -0.9 -5.7
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: 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 18,587. There are now 12,667 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 5,714 in January 2021, the number of unemployed has now grown by 206. Lake Havasu City employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Lake Havasu City, Arizona) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Lake Havasu City 5,920 -872 -5,182

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
August
2021
5.2%
July
2021
5.4% 6.6% 6.7% 5,920
June
2021
5.9% 6.8% 7.6% 6,792
May
2021
5.8% 6.7% 7.4% 6,578
April
2021
6.1% 6.7% 7.2% 6,356
March
2021
6.0% 6.7% 7.0% 6,174
February
2021
6.2% 6.9% 6.9% 6,081
January
2021
6.3% 6.7% 6.5% 5,714
December
2020
6.7% 6.8% 7.2% 6,317
November
2020
6.7% 6.8% 7.2% 6,362
October
2020
6.9% 6.8% 7.3% 6,378
September
2020
7.8% 6.9% 8.2% 7,252

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.