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Yuma, Arizona Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Yuma fell 0.8 percentage points in February 2019 to 16.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 11.4 percentage points higher than the Arizona rate. The unemployment rate in Yuma peaked in October 2013 at 25.9% and is now 9.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 16.2% in May 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also compare Yuma 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
Yuma 16.5% -0.8 -0.6
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: 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 7,934 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 1,670. Yuma employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Yuma, Arizona) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Yuma 16,626 -832 +323

Number of Unemployed Persons

Yuma, Arizona Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Arizona
Unemployment Rate
Yuma
Unemployment Rate
Yuma
Unemployed
March
2019
3.8% 5.0%
February
2019
3.8% 5.1% 16.5% 16,626
January
2019
4.0% 5.1% 17.3% 17,458
December
2018
3.9% 4.9% 17.2% 16,914
November
2018
3.7% 4.9% 16.6% 16,364
October
2018
3.8% 4.9% 16.9% 16,310
September
2018
3.7% 4.8% 16.8% 15,981
August
2018
3.8% 4.8% 16.7% 15,703
July
2018
3.9% 4.7% 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% 4.8% 17.0% 15,910

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.