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Prescott, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area Employment Analysis

( Data Date : March 2019 )

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Prescott, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area Unemployment Rate Trends (% change)


  • The unemployment rate in the Prescott, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area, metro area was 4.5% in February 2019, 1% lower than last month, and lower by 0.3% from a year ago.

  • Compared to national and state unemployment rates, the Prescott, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area, metro area unemployment rate in February 2019 was higher by 0.7% than the U.S. rate of 3.8%, and lower by 0.1% than the Arizona state unemployment rate of 4.6%.

  • Total employment in the Prescott, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area, metro area declined by 4.3% (1469 less persons employed) over the past quarter, and increased by 4.8% ( 3146834 less ) over the past year.

  • The Prescott, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area, metro area has an employable civilian labor force (employed + unemployed persons age 16 and older) of 105,336 persons.

  • The Prescott, AZ Metropolitan Statistical Area, metro area labor force shrunk by 1.3% (32533 persons) over the past quarter, and shrunk by 2.7% (35477 persons) over the past year.

  • Current Rate
    Last Year
    Last QTR
    Last Month
    Difference Since Last Quarter
    4.5%
    + 4.8%
    - 4.3%
    + 5.5%
    -1469


    %95.49 of the Total Labor Force is Employed.


    Employment information is based on data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

    Graphs and charts are based on monthly data from 2000 to present (BLS reports monthly data a month to six weeks after the close of each month).

    The data MuniNet Guide uses and presents is seasonally adjusted.