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Sierra Vista-Douglas, Arizona Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Sierra Vista rose 0.1 percentage points in August 2019 to 6.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.1 percentage points higher than the Arizona rate. The unemployment rate in Sierra Vista peaked in June 2011 at 10.3% and is now 4.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.5% in May 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.6 percentage points. You can also compare Sierra Vista unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.1
Arizona 5.0% +0.1 +0.2
Sierra Vista 6.1% +0.1 +0.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2019 data as September metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Sierra Vista, Arizona, National

Sierra Vista, Arizona monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Sierra Vista, Arizona Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Sierra Vista peaked in June 2011 at 5,820. There are now 2,735 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,706 in July 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 379.

Unemployed Persons August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Sierra Vista 3,085 +61 +314

Number of Unemployed Persons

Sierra Vista, Arizona Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Arizona
Unemployment Rate
Sierra Vista
Unemployment Rate
Sierra Vista
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5% 4.9%
August
2019
3.7% 5.0% 6.1% 3,085
July
2019
3.7% 4.9% 6.0% 3,024
June
2019
3.7% 4.9% 5.9% 2,961
May
2019
3.6% 4.9% 5.9% 2,946
April
2019
3.6% 4.9% 5.9% 2,971
March
2019
3.8% 5.0% 5.9% 3,009
February
2019
3.8% 5.1% 6.0% 3,026
January
2019
4.0% 5.1% 6.0% 3,010
December
2018
3.9% 4.9% 5.8% 2,887
November
2018
3.7% 4.9% 5.8% 2,890
October
2018
3.8% 4.9% 5.7% 2,875

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.