Overall unemployment rate moved up to 3.4% with the biggest shift in Education & Healthcare, which gained 100 roles, based on the most recently available information published in June 2022.

Total employment in the Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ market declined by 1,089 jobs in April and the unemployment rate increased compared to the prior month by 40 bps to 3.4%. The national unemployment rate decreased by 42 bps over the same time to 3.3%.

  • Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ unemployment rate is 6 bps above the national rate which is a negative sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 200 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) declined in April versus prior month by -8.5% and are up compared to last year at this time in the market.
Month over Month Unemployment Change
Year over Year Unemployment Change
Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ Unemployment April 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs grew by 0.3% . Key sectors include:

  • Government: 10,500; +100
  • Transportation & Utilities: 6,400; no change
  • Business Services: 4,500; no change
  • Education & Healthcare: 4,400; +100
  • Restaurants & Hotels: 3,600; no change
  • Construction, Mining: 2,000; no change
  • Financial Services: 900; no change
  • Manufacturing: 700; no change
  • Other Jobs: 700; no change
  • IT & Development: 400; -100
Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ Unemployment by Industry April 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through April 2022 (Data published June 2022 and reports created on June 1, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.