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Yuma, Arizona Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Yuma fell 0.1 percentage points in February 2021 to 15.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 8.9 percentage points higher than the Arizona rate. The unemployment rate in Yuma peaked in October 2013 at 25.7% and is now 9.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 10.9% in August 2020, the unemployment rate has now grown by 4.9 percentage points. You can also compare Yuma unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% -0.1 +2.7
Arizona 6.9% +0.2 +2.0
Yuma 15.8% -0.1 -0.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2021 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 April 2020 at 24,790. There are now 9,513 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 9,543 in August 2020, the number of unemployed has now grown by 5,734. Yuma employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Yuma, Arizona) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Yuma 15,277 -47 -1,174

Number of Unemployed Persons

Yuma, Arizona Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Arizona
Unemployment Rate
Yuma
Unemployment Rate
Yuma
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 6.9% 15.8% 15,277
January
2021
6.3% 6.7% 15.9% 15,324
December
2020
6.7% 6.8% 15.0% 13,730
November
2020
6.7% 6.8% 14.5% 13,705
October
2020
6.9% 6.8% 14.3% 13,476
September
2020
7.8% 6.9% 14.2% 13,416
August
2020
8.4% 7.0% 10.9% 9,543
July
2020
10.2% 10.4% 21.0% 20,574
June
2020
11.1% 10.7% 18.1% 17,144
May
2020
13.3% 10.6% 18.0% 16,946
April
2020
14.8% 14.2% 25.0% 24,790

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.