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Yuma, Arizona Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Yuma fell 0.3 percentage points in February 2018 to 17.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 12.9 percentage points higher than the Arizona rate. The unemployment rate in Yuma peaked in October 2013 at 25.8% and is now 8.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 16.9% in April 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.9 percentage points. You can also compare Yuma unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.6
Arizona 4.9% +0.1 -0.2
Yuma 17.8% -0.3 +0.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2018 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 24,572. There are now 7,382 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 16,524 in April 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 666. Yuma employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Yuma, Arizona) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Yuma 17,190 -390 +526

Number of Unemployed Persons

Yuma, Arizona Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Arizona
Unemployment Rate
Yuma
Unemployment Rate
Yuma
Unemployed
March
2018
4.1%
February
2018
4.1% 4.9% 17.8% 17,190
January
2018
4.1% 4.8% 18.1% 17,580
December
2017
4.1% 4.7% 17.7% 17,768
November
2017
4.1% 4.7% 17.2% 17,085
October
2017
4.1% 4.7% 17.4% 17,382
September
2017
4.2% 4.7% 18.0% 17,893
August
2017
4.4% 4.7% 18.8% 18,327
July
2017
4.3% 4.7% 19.0% 18,486
June
2017
4.3% 4.8% 18.1% 17,503
May
2017
4.3% 4.9% 17.2% 16,720
April
2017
4.4% 5.0% 16.9% 16,524

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.