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Prescott, Arizona Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Prescott fell 0.1 percentage points in February 2021 to 6.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.9 percentage points lower than the Arizona rate. The unemployment rate in Prescott peaked in April 2020 at 14.5% and is now 8.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.1% in August 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.9 percentage points. You can also compare Prescott 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
Prescott 6.0% -0.1 +1.8
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: Prescott, Arizona, National

Prescott, Arizona monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Prescott, Arizona Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Prescott peaked in April 2020 at 15,825. There are now 9,242 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 5,288 in August 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,295. Prescott employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Prescott, Arizona) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Prescott 6,583 -108 +2,035

Number of Unemployed Persons

Prescott, Arizona Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Arizona
Unemployment Rate
Prescott
Unemployment Rate
Prescott
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 6.9% 6.0% 6,583
January
2021
6.3% 6.7% 6.1% 6,691
December
2020
6.7% 6.8% 6.9% 7,548
November
2020
6.7% 6.8% 7.0% 7,650
October
2020
6.9% 6.8% 6.9% 7,510
September
2020
7.8% 6.9% 5.6% 5,975
August
2020
8.4% 7.0% 5.1% 5,288
July
2020
10.2% 10.4% 9.5% 10,232
June
2020
11.1% 10.7% 9.1% 9,651
May
2020
13.3% 10.6% 8.8% 9,619
April
2020
14.8% 14.2% 14.5% 15,825

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.