Department of Numbers

Sierra Vista-Douglas, Arizona Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Sierra Vista fell 3.7 percentage points in May 2020 to 7.6%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.4 percentage points lower than the Arizona rate. The unemployment rate in Sierra Vista peaked in April 2020 at 11.3% and is now 3.7 percentage points lower. You can also compare Sierra Vista unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Arizona 9.0% -4.4 +4.2
Sierra Vista 7.6% -3.7 +1.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 data as June 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 5,819. There are now 1,965 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,678 in June 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,176.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Sierra Vista 3,854 -1,862 +918

Number of Unemployed Persons

Sierra Vista, Arizona Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Arizona
Unemployment Rate
Sierra Vista
Unemployment Rate
Sierra Vista
Unemployed
July
2020
10.2%
June
2020
11.1% 10.0%
May
2020
13.3% 9.0% 7.6% 3,854
April
2020
14.7% 13.4% 11.3% 5,716
March
2020
4.4% 6.1% 7.4% 3,834
February
2020
3.5% 4.5% 5.4% 2,808
January
2020
3.6% 4.5% 5.5% 2,822
December
2019
3.5% 4.5% 5.4% 2,809
November
2019
3.5% 4.5% 5.5% 2,824
October
2019
3.6% 4.5% 5.6% 2,841
September
2019
3.5% 4.6% 5.7% 2,862
August
2019
3.7% 4.6% 5.7% 2,884

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.