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Sierra Vista-Douglas, Arizona Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Sierra Vista fell 0.5 percentage points in February 2019 to 5.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.8 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 5.1% in May 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.8 percentage points. You can also compare Sierra Vista unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.8% -0.2 -0.3
Arizona 5.1% 0.0 +0.3
Sierra Vista 5.9% -0.5 0.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2019 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 5,818. There are now 2,820 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,509 in May 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 489.

Unemployed Persons February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Sierra Vista 2,998 -285 +98

Number of Unemployed Persons

Sierra Vista, Arizona Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Arizona
Unemployment Rate
Sierra Vista
Unemployment Rate
Sierra Vista
Unemployed
March
2019
3.8% 5.0%
February
2019
3.8% 5.1% 5.9% 2,998
January
2019
4.0% 5.1% 6.4% 3,283
December
2018
3.9% 4.9% 6.0% 3,024
November
2018
3.7% 4.9% 5.5% 2,749
October
2018
3.8% 4.9% 5.5% 2,687
September
2018
3.7% 4.8% 5.7% 2,764
August
2018
3.8% 4.8% 5.7% 2,724
July
2018
3.9% 4.7% 5.4% 2,606
June
2018
4.0% 4.7% 5.2% 2,535
May
2018
3.8% 4.7% 5.1% 2,509
April
2018
3.9% 4.8% 5.5% 2,711

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.