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Prescott, Arizona Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Prescott rose 0.1 percentage points in July 2022 to 2.9%. 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 April 2020 at 15.2% and is now 12.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.6% in March 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also compare Prescott unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.1 -1.9
Arizona 3.3% 0.0 -1.6
Prescott 2.9% +0.1 -1.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2022 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 15,278. There are now 12,148 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,771 in April 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 359. Prescott employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Prescott, Arizona) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Prescott 3,130 +139 -1,280

Number of Unemployed Persons

Prescott, Arizona Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Arizona
Unemployment Rate
Prescott
Unemployment Rate
Prescott
Unemployed
August
2022
3.7%
July
2022
3.5% 3.3% 2.9% 3,130
June
2022
3.6% 3.3% 2.8% 2,991
May
2022
3.6% 3.2% 2.7% 2,866
April
2022
3.6% 3.2% 2.6% 2,771
March
2022
3.6% 3.3% 2.6% 2,783
February
2022
3.8% 3.6% 2.8% 2,972
January
2022
4.0% 3.7% 2.9% 3,086
December
2021
3.9% 3.9% 3.2% 3,347
November
2021
4.2% 3.9% 3.1% 3,307
October
2021
4.6% 3.9% 3.2% 3,342
September
2021
4.7% 4.2% 3.4% 3,615

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.