Department of Numbers

Arizona Job Growth

There were 2,707,200 jobs in Arizona in November 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,090,616 employed persons for the month. Arizona lost 7,200 jobs in November 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 24,061 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Arizona job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey November 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,707,200 -7,200 +29,500
CPS 3,090,616 +24,061 +113,950

Arizona Employment Changes

The charts below shows the monthly job growth for Arizona as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.

CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

Total Employment in Arizona

CES employment peaked in October 2016 for Arizona at 2,714,400. Since then 7,200 jobs have been lost in Arizona according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in Arizona for November 2016 is at a new high of 3,090,616.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2016

Arizona Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2016 2,707,200 -7,200 3,090,616 24,061
October 2016 2,714,400 6,000 3,066,555 23,315
September 2016 2,708,400 5,700 3,043,240 16,686
August 2016 2,702,700 -1,800 3,026,554 -5,054
July 2016 2,704,500 4,400 3,031,608 -17,929
June 2016 2,700,100 9,700 3,049,537 -16,605
May 2016 2,690,400 -6,600 3,066,142 -1,734
April 2016 2,697,000 5,100 3,067,876 7,191
March 2016 2,691,900 3,000 3,060,685 24,397
February 2016 2,688,900 5,800 3,036,288 27,879
January 2016 2,683,100 1,500 3,008,409 26,692
December 2015 2,681,600 3,900 2,981,717 5,051