Overall unemployment rate moved up to 4.4% with the biggest shift in Government, which lost 200 roles, based on the most recently available information published in August 2022.

Total employment in the Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ market declined by 486 jobs in July and the unemployment rate increased compared to the prior month by 10 bps to 4.4%. The national unemployment rate decreased by 5 bps over the same time to 3.8%.

  • Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ unemployment rate is 62 bps above the national rate which is a negative sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 80 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) declined in July versus prior month by -5.7% 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 July 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs declined by -0.9%. Key sectors include:

  • Government: 9,900; -200
  • Transportation & Utilities: 6,200; -100
  • Business Services: 4,500; no change
  • Education & Healthcare: 4,400; no change
  • Restaurants & Hotels: 3,700; no change
  • Construction, Mining: 2,100; no change
  • Financial Services: 900; no change
  • Manufacturing: 800; no change
  • Other Jobs: 800; no change
  • IT & Development: 500; no change
Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ Unemployment by Industry July 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through July 2022 (Data published August 2022 and reports created on September 2, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.