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Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, Arizona Job Growth

There were 2,008,100 jobs in Phoenix, Arizona in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,213,427 employed persons for the month. Phoenix added 3,400 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 14,787 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Phoenix job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,008,100 +3,400 +51,200
CPS 2,213,427 +14,787 +98,825

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 March 2017 is at a new high of 2,008,100.

CPS employment in March 2017 for Phoenix is at a new high of 2,213,427.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Phoenix, Arizona Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 2,008,100 3,400 2,213,427 14,787
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
August 2016 1,984,500 2,300 2,149,758 6,859
July 2016 1,982,200 15,200 2,142,899 10,539
June 2016 1,967,000 2,400 2,132,360 10,010
May 2016 1,964,600 3,600 2,122,350 5,708
April 2016 1,961,000 4,100 2,116,642 2,040