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Sierra Vista-Douglas, Arizona Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Sierra Vista fell 0.1 percentage points in November 2021 to 4.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points lower than the Arizona rate. The unemployment rate in Sierra Vista peaked in April 2020 at 11.9% and is now 7.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.9% in September 2021, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Sierra Vista 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
Sierra Vista 4.0% -0.1 -1.4
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: 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 April 2020 at 6,109. There are now 4,027 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,015 in September 2021, the number of unemployed has now grown by 67.

Unemployed Persons November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Sierra Vista 2,082 -40 -765

Number of Unemployed Persons

Sierra Vista, Arizona Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Arizona
Unemployment Rate
Sierra Vista
Unemployment Rate
Sierra Vista
Unemployed
December
2021
3.9%
November
2021
4.2% 4.7% 4.0% 2,082
October
2021
4.6% 5.2% 4.1% 2,122
September
2021
4.7% 5.7% 3.9% 2,015
August
2021
5.2% 6.2% 4.5% 2,344
July
2021
5.4% 6.6% 5.3% 2,749
June
2021
5.9% 6.8% 6.3% 3,300
May
2021
5.8% 6.7% 6.1% 3,200
April
2021
6.0% 6.7% 5.8% 3,061
March
2021
6.0% 6.7% 5.7% 3,001
February
2021
6.2% 6.9% 6.3% 3,345
January
2021
6.4% 6.7% 5.4% 2,831

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.