Economic Distress Information

Western Arizona Economic Development District

Regional Economic Distress Criteria Report Date: May 2021

@StatsAmerica uses data tools to benchmark economic distress and quickly calculate whether our region may meet grant thresholds for unemployment and income.

Reference Date: May 2021 (All data elements refer to this date or earlier)
Region Consists of: La Paz Co. AZ, Mohave Co. AZ, & Yuma Co. AZ

La Paz County Economic Distress Criteria Report Date: May 2021


Mohave County Economic Distress Criteria Report Date: May 2021


Yuma County Economic Distress Criteria Report Date: May 2021

Sources: U.S. Bureaus of Census, Labor Statistics, and Economic Analysis; Calculations generated by StatsAmerica.

Footnote:

Economic development districts are designated in regions where the 24-month unemployment rate or the per capita income is less than 80% of the national average (i.e., the threshold calculation).

Thus, the District has the paradoxical mission of working itself out of a job by leveraging regional, state, and national partnerships to grow the number and diversity of employers who can create and grow quality jobs. We are not there yet, but with your help, we can get there!