Department of Numbers

Flagstaff, Arizona Job Growth

There were 66,900 jobs in Flagstaff, Arizona in August 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 70,888 employed persons for the month. Flagstaff added 400 jobs in August 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 672 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Flagstaff job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 66,900 +400 +800
CPS 70,888 +672 +1,261

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Flagstaff, Arizona Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Flagstaff 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 for Flagstaff, Arizona

CES employment for Flagstaff peaked in May 2017 at 67,500. Since then 600 jobs have been lost in Flagstaff according to the employer survey. From a trough of 66,300 in June 2017, Flagstaff has gained 600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 71,961 for Flagstaff in March 2017. 1,073 jobs have been lost in Flagstaff since then according to the household survey. From a July 2017 low of 70,216, Flagstaff has added 672 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2017

Flagstaff, Arizona Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2017 66,900 400 70,888 672
July 2017 66,500 200 70,216 -278
June 2017 66,300 -1,200 70,494 -1,045
May 2017 67,500 900 71,539 -317
April 2017 66,600 200 71,856 -105
March 2017 66,400 200 71,961 427
February 2017 66,200 -600 71,534 327
January 2017 66,800 -500 71,207 372
December 2016 67,300 100 70,835 47
November 2016 67,200 200 70,788 192
October 2016 67,000 200 70,596 390
September 2016 66,800 700 70,206 579