That represented a small bump from June, when it stood at 8%.
It is the second-highest unemployment rate seen in Gilbert in the 30 years the authority has tracked unemployment at municipal levels, surpassing June’s rate.
The authority’s statistics show 11,744 unemployed town residents among a labor force of 142,522. The labor force grew by 1,827 workers from June, when it was the smallest seen in town since December 2018.
Gilbert’s unemployment rate remains better than most municipalities in the state. Gilbert’s 8.2% unemployment rate is the lowest among municipalities in the state with more than 50,000 people in the 2019 U.S. census population estimates and the lowest among Maricopa County cities with at least 15,000 people.