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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 November 2022 to 4.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points higher than the Arizona rate. The unemployment rate in Lake Havasu City peaked in April 2020 at 19.7% and is now 15.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.9% in April 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.8 percentage points. You can also compare Lake Havasu City unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% -0.1 -0.6
Arizona 4.1% +0.2 +0.2
Lake Havasu City 4.7% +0.1 +0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2022 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 17,013. There are now 12,755 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,515 in April 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 743. Lake Havasu City employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Lake Havasu City, Arizona) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Lake Havasu City 4,258 +93 +299

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
2022
3.5%
November
2022
3.6% 4.1% 4.7% 4,258
October
2022
3.7% 3.9% 4.6% 4,165
September
2022
3.5% 3.7% 4.4% 3,984
August
2022
3.7% 3.5% 4.3% 3,814
July
2022
3.5% 3.3% 4.1% 3,669
June
2022
3.6% 3.3% 4.0% 3,607
May
2022
3.6% 3.2% 4.0% 3,540
April
2022
3.6% 3.2% 3.9% 3,515
March
2022
3.6% 3.3% 4.0% 3,537
February
2022
3.8% 3.6% 4.2% 3,706
January
2022
4.0% 3.7% 4.3% 3,777

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.