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Yuma, Arizona Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Yuma rose 0.1 percentage points in October 2018 to 16.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 12.2 percentage points higher than the Arizona rate. The unemployment rate in Yuma peaked in October 2013 at 25.9% and is now 9.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 16.2% in May 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.7 percentage points. You can also compare Yuma unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
Arizona 4.7% +0.1 0.0
Yuma 16.9% +0.1 +0.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November 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 24,560. There are now 8,252 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 14,956 in May 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,352. Yuma employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Yuma, Arizona) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Yuma 16,308 +327 +364

Number of Unemployed Persons

Yuma, Arizona Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Arizona
Unemployment Rate
Yuma
Unemployment Rate
Yuma
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 4.7% 16.9% 16,308
September
2018
3.7% 4.6% 16.8% 15,981
August
2018
3.9% 4.6% 16.7% 15,703
July
2018
3.9% 4.6% 16.7% 15,522
June
2018
4.0% 4.7% 16.6% 15,337
May
2018
3.8% 4.7% 16.2% 14,956
April
2018
3.9% 4.9% 17.0% 15,910
March
2018
4.1% 4.9% 17.4% 16,505
February
2018
4.1% 4.9% 17.1% 16,303
January
2018
4.1% 4.8% 17.1% 16,250
December
2017
4.1% 4.7% 16.5% 15,928

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.