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Prescott, Arizona Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Prescott fell 0.1 percentage points in April 2019 to 4.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points lower than the Arizona rate. The unemployment rate in Prescott peaked in October 2009 at 11.3% and is now 6.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.3% in August 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Prescott unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% -0.2 -0.3
Arizona 4.9% -0.1 +0.1
Prescott 4.5% -0.1 +0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2019 data as May 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 November 2009 at 11,088. There are now 6,234 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 4,436 in August 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 418. Prescott employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Prescott, Arizona) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Prescott 4,854 -92 +272

Number of Unemployed Persons

Prescott, Arizona Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Arizona
Unemployment Rate
Prescott
Unemployment Rate
Prescott
Unemployed
May
2019
3.6%
April
2019
3.6% 4.9% 4.5% 4,854
March
2019
3.8% 5.0% 4.6% 4,946
February
2019
3.8% 5.1% 4.7% 5,034
January
2019
4.0% 5.1% 4.7% 5,075
December
2018
3.9% 4.9% 4.6% 4,925
November
2018
3.7% 4.9% 4.6% 4,932
October
2018
3.8% 4.9% 4.6% 4,906
September
2018
3.7% 4.8% 4.5% 4,810
August
2018
3.8% 4.8% 4.4% 4,701
July
2018
3.9% 4.7% 4.4% 4,616
June
2018
4.0% 4.7% 4.3% 4,574

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.