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Lake Havasu City-Kingman, Arizona Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Lake Havasu City fell 0.3 percentage points in October 2018 to 5.4%. 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 January 2010 at 13.5% and is now 8.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.2% in May 2018, 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 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
Arizona 4.7% +0.1 0.0
Lake Havasu City 5.4% -0.3 -0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 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 January 2010 at 11,316. There are now 6,681 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 4,371 in May 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 264. Lake Havasu City employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Lake Havasu City, Arizona) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Lake Havasu City 4,635 -240 +6

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
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 4.7% 5.4% 4,635
September
2018
3.7% 4.6% 5.7% 4,875
August
2018
3.9% 4.6% 5.7% 4,798
July
2018
3.9% 4.6% 5.6% 4,702
June
2018
4.0% 4.7% 5.5% 4,634
May
2018
3.8% 4.7% 5.2% 4,371
April
2018
3.9% 4.9% 5.6% 4,715
March
2018
4.1% 4.9% 5.7% 4,777
February
2018
4.1% 4.9% 5.9% 5,007
January
2018
4.1% 4.8% 5.9% 4,927
December
2017
4.1% 4.7% 5.9% 4,925

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.