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Prescott, Arizona Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Prescott fell 0.2 percentage points in November 2021 to 3.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.4 percentage points lower than the Arizona rate. The unemployment rate in Prescott peaked in April 2020 at 16.0% and is now 12.7 percentage points lower. You can also compare Prescott unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.2% -0.4 -2.5
Arizona 4.7% -0.5 -2.1
Prescott 3.3% -0.2 -2.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2021 data as December 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 16,915. There are now 13,291 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Prescott employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Prescott, Arizona) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Prescott 3,624 -165 -2,440

Number of Unemployed Persons

Prescott, Arizona Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Arizona
Unemployment Rate
Prescott
Unemployment Rate
Prescott
Unemployed
December
2021
3.9%
November
2021
4.2% 4.7% 3.3% 3,624
October
2021
4.6% 5.2% 3.5% 3,789
September
2021
4.7% 5.7% 3.5% 3,757
August
2021
5.2% 6.2% 3.9% 4,173
July
2021
5.4% 6.6% 4.8% 5,257
June
2021
5.9% 6.8% 5.7% 6,169
May
2021
5.8% 6.7% 5.5% 5,920
April
2021
6.0% 6.7% 5.1% 5,539
March
2021
6.0% 6.7% 4.8% 5,181
February
2021
6.2% 6.9% 5.3% 5,686
January
2021
6.4% 6.7% 4.9% 5,267

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.