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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 February 2018 to 5.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.0 percentage points higher than the Arizona rate. The unemployment rate in Sierra Vista peaked in June 2011 at 10.4% and is now 4.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.0% in October 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.9 percentage points. You can also compare Sierra Vista unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.6
Arizona 4.9% +0.1 -0.2
Sierra Vista 5.9% +0.1 +0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2018 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 5,810. There are now 2,917 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,570 in October 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 323.

Unemployed Persons February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Sierra Vista 2,893 +51 -36

Number of Unemployed Persons

Sierra Vista, Arizona Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Arizona
Unemployment Rate
Sierra Vista
Unemployment Rate
Sierra Vista
Unemployed
March
2018
4.1% 4.9%
February
2018
4.1% 4.9% 5.9% 2,893
January
2018
4.1% 4.8% 5.8% 2,842
December
2017
4.1% 4.7% 5.4% 2,753
November
2017
4.1% 4.7% 5.1% 2,625
October
2017
4.1% 4.7% 5.0% 2,570
September
2017
4.2% 4.7% 5.1% 2,625
August
2017
4.4% 4.7% 5.2% 2,637
July
2017
4.3% 4.7% 5.4% 2,715
June
2017
4.3% 4.8% 5.5% 2,765
May
2017
4.3% 4.9% 5.6% 2,855
April
2017
4.4% 5.0% 5.4% 2,773

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.