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Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, Arizona Job Growth

There were 2,019,100 jobs in Phoenix, Arizona in August 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,204,612 employed persons for the month. Phoenix added 6,300 jobs in August 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 3,591 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Phoenix job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,019,100 +6,300 +34,600
CPS 2,204,612 +3,591 +54,854

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

Phoenix, Arizona Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Phoenix in August 2017 is at a new high of 2,019,100.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 2,211,693 for Phoenix in March 2017. 7,081 jobs have been lost in Phoenix since then according to the household survey. From a May 2017 low of 2,194,327, Phoenix has added 10,285 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2017

Phoenix, Arizona Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2017 2,019,100 6,300 2,204,612 3,591
July 2017 2,012,800 -4,200 2,201,021 4,093
June 2017 2,017,000 6,000 2,196,928 2,601
May 2017 2,011,000 3,700 2,194,327 -12,969
April 2017 2,007,300 2,800 2,207,296 -4,397
March 2017 2,004,500 -200 2,211,693 13,053
February 2017 2,004,700 9,800 2,198,640 18,089
January 2017 1,994,900 -2,400 2,180,551 14,090
December 2016 1,997,300 3,800 2,166,461 5,492
November 2016 1,993,500 -1,300 2,160,969 4,555
October 2016 1,994,800 0 2,156,414 3,162
September 2016 1,994,800 10,300 2,153,252 3,494