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Prescott, Arizona Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Prescott rose 0.4 percentage points in July 2020 to 9.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.2 percentage points lower than the Arizona rate. The unemployment rate in Prescott peaked in April 2020 at 14.5% and is now 5.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 8.8% in May 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.7 percentage points. You can also compare Prescott unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 10.2% -0.9 +6.5
Arizona 10.7% +0.7 +6.0
Prescott 9.5% +0.4 +5.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2020 data as August 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 5,664 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 9,619 in May 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 542. Prescott employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Prescott, Arizona) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Prescott 10,161 +510 +5,389

Number of Unemployed Persons

Prescott, Arizona Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Arizona
Unemployment Rate
Prescott
Unemployment Rate
Prescott
Unemployed
August
2020
8.4% 5.9%
July
2020
10.2% 10.7% 9.5% 10,161
June
2020
11.1% 10.0% 9.1% 9,651
May
2020
13.3% 9.0% 8.8% 9,619
April
2020
14.7% 13.4% 14.5% 15,825
March
2020
4.4% 6.1% 5.9% 6,287
February
2020
3.5% 4.5% 4.2% 4,548
January
2020
3.6% 4.5% 4.2% 4,578
December
2019
3.5% 4.5% 4.2% 4,585
November
2019
3.5% 4.5% 4.3% 4,603
October
2019
3.6% 4.5% 4.3% 4,630
September
2019
3.5% 4.6% 4.3% 4,665

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.