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Yuma, Arizona Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Yuma fell 1.6 percentage points in July 2021 to 13.9%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 7.3 percentage points higher than the Arizona rate. The unemployment rate in Yuma peaked in April 2020 at 25.9% and is now 12.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 12.5% in December 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 1.4 percentage points. You can also compare Yuma unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.4% -0.5 -4.8
Arizona 6.6% -0.2 -3.8
Yuma 13.9% -1.6 -5.8
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2021 data as August 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 April 2020 at 26,647. There are now 13,384 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 11,704 in December 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,559. Yuma employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Yuma, Arizona) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Yuma 13,263 -1,700 -6,549

Number of Unemployed Persons

Yuma, Arizona Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Arizona
Unemployment Rate
Yuma
Unemployment Rate
Yuma
Unemployed
August
2021
5.2%
July
2021
5.4% 6.6% 13.9% 13,263
June
2021
5.9% 6.8% 15.5% 14,963
May
2021
5.8% 6.7% 14.8% 14,185
April
2021
6.1% 6.7% 14.3% 13,680
March
2021
6.0% 6.7% 13.9% 13,259
February
2021
6.2% 6.9% 13.4% 12,776
January
2021
6.3% 6.7% 12.6% 12,035
December
2020
6.7% 6.8% 12.5% 11,704
November
2020
6.7% 6.8% 12.6% 11,802
October
2020
6.9% 6.8% 12.7% 11,880
September
2020
7.8% 6.9% 15.3% 14,742

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.