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Arizona Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS)the unemployment rate for Arizona rose 0.2 percentage points in June 2013 to 8.0%. The state unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points higher than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Arizona peaked in January 2010 at 10.8% and is now 2.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 7.8% in May 2013, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also see Arizona unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate June 2013 Month/Month Year/Year
National 7.6% 0.0 -0.6
Arizona 8.0% +0.2 -0.4

Note: All comparisons are made with June data as July state level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: ArizonaNational

Arizona monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to June 2013

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Arizona Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Arizona peaked in January 2010 at 335,689. There are now 95,705 fewer people unemployed in the state. From a recent trough of 235,870 in May 2013, the number of unemployed has now grown by 4,114. Arizona job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons June 2013 Month/Month Year/Year
Arizona 239,984 +4,114 -14,807

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Arizona from 1990 to June 2013

Arizona Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Arizona
Unemployment Rate
Arizona
Unemployed
July 2013 7.4%
June 2013 7.6% 8.0% 239,984
May 2013 7.6% 7.8% 235,870
April 2013 7.5% 7.9% 240,249
March 2013 7.6% 7.9% 239,036
February 2013 7.7% 7.9% 239,811
January 2013 7.9% 8.0% 241,554
December 2012 7.8% 7.9% 239,367
November 2012 7.8% 8.0% 243,652
October 2012 7.9% 8.1% 245,662
September 2012 7.8% 8.3% 250,431
August 2012 8.1% 8.3% 251,939
July 2012 8.2% 8.4% 253,489

http://www.deptofnumbers.com/unemployment/arizona/

Arizona: Economy at a Glance From the BLM:

http://www.bls.gov/eag/eag.az.htm

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