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Sierra Vista-Douglas, Arizona Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Sierra Vista rose 0.2 percentage points in September 2022 to 4.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points higher than the Arizona rate. The unemployment rate in Sierra Vista peaked in April 2020 at 11.1% and is now 7.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.4% in April 2022, 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 September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Arizona 3.7% +0.2 -0.5
Sierra Vista 4.0% +0.2 -0.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October 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 5,712. There are now 3,756 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,659 in April 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 297.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Sierra Vista 1,956 +117 -164

Number of Unemployed Persons

Sierra Vista, Arizona Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Arizona
Unemployment Rate
Sierra Vista
Unemployment Rate
Sierra Vista
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 3.7% 4.0% 1,956
August
2022
3.7% 3.5% 3.8% 1,839
July
2022
3.5% 3.3% 3.6% 1,756
June
2022
3.6% 3.3% 3.5% 1,702
May
2022
3.6% 3.2% 3.4% 1,671
April
2022
3.6% 3.2% 3.4% 1,659
March
2022
3.6% 3.3% 3.5% 1,706
February
2022
3.8% 3.6% 3.7% 1,814
January
2022
4.0% 3.7% 3.8% 1,881
December
2021
3.9% 3.9% 4.1% 1,986
November
2021
4.2% 3.9% 4.0% 1,972

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.