Department of Numbers

Arizona Job Growth

There were 2,738,000 jobs in Arizona in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,157,308 employed persons for the month. Arizona lost 1,900 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 23,196 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Arizona job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,738,000 -1,900 +53,000
CPS 3,157,308 +23,196 +114,166

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 February 2017 for Arizona at 2,739,900. Since then 1,900 jobs have been lost in Arizona according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in Arizona for March 2017 is at a new high of 3,157,308.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Arizona Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 2,738,000 -1,900 3,157,308 23,196
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
May 2016 2,695,300 2,700 3,053,251 5,295
April 2016 2,692,600 7,600 3,047,956 4,814