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Yuma, Arizona Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Yuma rose 0.3 percentage points in April 2022 to 13.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 10.6 percentage points higher than the Arizona rate. The unemployment rate in Yuma peaked in September 2013 at 25.7% and is now 11.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 12.0% in October 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 1.8 percentage points. You can also compare Yuma unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Arizona 3.2% -0.1 -2.4
Yuma 13.8% +0.3 +0.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2022 data as May 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 September 2013 at 24,707. There are now 11,364 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 10,869 in October 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 2,474. Yuma employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Yuma, Arizona) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Yuma 13,343 +302 +860

Number of Unemployed Persons

Yuma, Arizona Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Arizona
Unemployment Rate
Yuma
Unemployment Rate
Yuma
Unemployed
May
2022
3.6%
April
2022
3.6% 3.2% 13.8% 13,343
March
2022
3.6% 3.3% 13.5% 13,041
February
2022
3.8% 3.6% 13.4% 12,807
January
2022
4.0% 3.7% 12.9% 12,277
December
2021
3.9% 3.9% 12.6% 11,876
November
2021
4.2% 3.9% 12.6% 11,841
October
2021
4.6% 3.9% 12.6% 11,817
September
2021
4.7% 4.2% 12.6% 11,875
August
2021
5.2% 4.5% 12.8% 11,995
July
2021
5.4% 4.9% 13.0% 12,159
June
2021
5.9% 5.2% 13.1% 12,335

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.