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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 February 2021 to 6.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points lower than the Arizona rate. The unemployment rate in Sierra Vista peaked in April 2020 at 11.3% and is now 5.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.2% in August 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 1.1 percentage points. You can also compare Sierra Vista unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% -0.1 +2.7
Arizona 6.9% +0.2 +2.0
Sierra Vista 6.3% -0.1 +0.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2021 data as March 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 2,548 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,556 in August 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 715.

Unemployed Persons February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Sierra Vista 3,271 -29 +463

Number of Unemployed Persons

Sierra Vista, Arizona Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Arizona
Unemployment Rate
Sierra Vista
Unemployment Rate
Sierra Vista
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 6.9% 6.3% 3,271
January
2021
6.3% 6.7% 6.4% 3,300
December
2020
6.7% 6.8% 6.8% 3,491
November
2020
6.7% 6.8% 6.8% 3,525
October
2020
6.9% 6.8% 6.8% 3,509
September
2020
7.8% 6.9% 5.7% 2,927
August
2020
8.4% 7.0% 5.2% 2,556
July
2020
10.2% 10.4% 9.2% 4,753
June
2020
11.1% 10.7% 8.7% 4,377
May
2020
13.3% 10.6% 7.5% 3,869
April
2020
14.8% 14.2% 11.3% 5,716

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.