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Prescott, Arizona Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Prescott fell 0.3 percentage points in October 2018 to 4.3%. 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 7.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.0% in May 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also compare Prescott 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
Prescott 4.3% -0.3 -0.1
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: 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 October 2009 at 11,054. There are now 6,484 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 4,171 in May 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 399. Prescott employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Prescott, Arizona) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Prescott 4,570 -202 +96

Number of Unemployed Persons

Prescott, Arizona Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Arizona
Unemployment Rate
Prescott
Unemployment Rate
Prescott
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 4.7% 4.3% 4,570
September
2018
3.7% 4.6% 4.6% 4,772
August
2018
3.9% 4.6% 4.5% 4,612
July
2018
3.9% 4.6% 4.3% 4,434
June
2018
4.0% 4.7% 4.2% 4,303
May
2018
3.8% 4.7% 4.0% 4,171
April
2018
3.9% 4.9% 4.3% 4,438
March
2018
4.1% 4.9% 4.4% 4,546
February
2018
4.1% 4.9% 4.6% 4,763
January
2018
4.1% 4.8% 4.4% 4,566
December
2017
4.1% 4.7% 4.5% 4,609

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.