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Prescott, Arizona Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Prescott fell 0.8 percentage points in July 2021 to 4.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.7 percentage points lower than the Arizona rate. The unemployment rate in Prescott peaked in April 2020 at 16.0% and is now 11.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.8% in March 2021, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Prescott unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.4% -0.5 -4.8
Arizona 6.6% -0.2 -3.8
Prescott 4.9% -0.8 -4.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2021 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 16,915. There are now 11,623 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 5,181 in March 2021, the number of unemployed has now grown by 111. Prescott employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Prescott, Arizona) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Prescott 5,292 -877 -5,141

Number of Unemployed Persons

Prescott, Arizona Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Arizona
Unemployment Rate
Prescott
Unemployment Rate
Prescott
Unemployed
August
2021
5.2%
July
2021
5.4% 6.6% 4.9% 5,292
June
2021
5.9% 6.8% 5.7% 6,169
May
2021
5.8% 6.7% 5.5% 5,920
April
2021
6.1% 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
6.3% 6.7% 4.9% 5,267
December
2020
6.7% 6.8% 5.5% 5,872
November
2020
6.7% 6.8% 5.7% 6,064
October
2020
6.9% 6.8% 5.8% 6,251
September
2020
7.8% 6.9% 6.0% 6,367

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.