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Yuma, Arizona Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Yuma fell 7.7 percentage points in May 2020 to 17.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 8.3 percentage points higher than the Arizona rate. The unemployment rate in Yuma peaked in October 2013 at 25.7% and is now 8.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 16.3% in February 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 1.0 percentage points. You can also compare Yuma unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Arizona 9.0% -4.4 +4.2
Yuma 17.3% -7.7 +1.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 data as June 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 24,790. There are now 8,503 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Yuma employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Yuma, Arizona) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Yuma 16,287 -8,503 +83

Number of Unemployed Persons

Yuma, Arizona Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Arizona
Unemployment Rate
Yuma
Unemployment Rate
Yuma
Unemployed
July
2020
10.2%
June
2020
11.1% 10.0%
May
2020
13.3% 9.0% 17.3% 16,287
April
2020
14.7% 13.4% 25.0% 24,790
March
2020
4.4% 6.1% 20.7% 21,224
February
2020
3.5% 4.5% 16.4% 16,451
January
2020
3.6% 4.5% 16.5% 16,507
December
2019
3.5% 4.5% 16.5% 16,613
November
2019
3.5% 4.5% 16.5% 16,575
October
2019
3.6% 4.5% 16.5% 16,543
September
2019
3.5% 4.6% 16.5% 16,498
August
2019
3.7% 4.6% 16.5% 16,434

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.