Department of Numbers

Arizona Job Growth

There were 2,744,600 jobs in Arizona in May 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,159,137 employed persons for the month. Arizona added 2,000 jobs in May 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 6,791 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Arizona job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey May 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,744,600 +2,000 +49,300
CPS 3,159,137 -6,791 +105,886

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 in May 2017 for Arizona is at a new high of 2,744,600.

CPS employment in Arizona reached a maximum of 3,165,928 in April 2017. 6,791 jobs have been lost in Arizona since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2017

Arizona Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2017 2,744,600 2,000 3,159,137 -6,791
April 2017 2,742,600 6,500 3,165,928 8,824
March 2017 2,736,100 -3,800 3,157,104 22,992
February 2017 2,739,900 8,700 3,134,112 19,951
January 2017 2,731,200 -4,200 3,114,161 15,696
December 2016 2,735,400 7,200 3,098,465 3,652
November 2016 2,728,200 -2,800 3,094,813 4,980
October 2016 2,731,000 200 3,089,833 6,336
September 2016 2,730,800 14,400 3,083,497 7,597
August 2016 2,716,400 4,400 3,075,900 8,232
July 2016 2,712,000 15,500 3,067,668 7,817
June 2016 2,696,500 1,200 3,059,851 6,600