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Yuma, Arizona Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Yuma rose 0.3 percentage points in August 2019 to 17.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 12.0 percentage points higher than the Arizona rate. The unemployment rate in Yuma peaked in October 2013 at 25.7% and is now 8.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 16.4% in May 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.6 percentage points. You can also compare Yuma unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.1
Arizona 5.0% +0.1 +0.2
Yuma 17.0% +0.3 0.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2019 data as September metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Yuma, Arizona, National

Yuma, Arizona monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Yuma, Arizona Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Yuma peaked in October 2013 at 24,422. There are now 7,331 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 15,964 in November 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,127. Yuma employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Yuma, Arizona) is also available.

Unemployed Persons August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Yuma 17,091 +430 +397

Number of Unemployed Persons

Yuma, Arizona Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Arizona
Unemployment Rate
Yuma
Unemployment Rate
Yuma
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5% 4.9%
August
2019
3.7% 5.0% 17.0% 17,091
July
2019
3.7% 4.9% 16.7% 16,661
June
2019
3.7% 4.9% 16.5% 16,448
May
2019
3.6% 4.9% 16.4% 16,480
April
2019
3.6% 4.9% 16.5% 16,684
March
2019
3.8% 5.0% 16.9% 17,082
February
2019
3.8% 5.1% 17.1% 17,323
January
2019
4.0% 5.1% 17.2% 17,368
December
2018
3.9% 4.9% 17.1% 17,104
November
2018
3.7% 4.9% 17.1% 17,127
October
2018
3.8% 4.9% 17.1% 17,103

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.