Department of Numbers

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, Arizona Job Growth

There were 1,981,200 jobs in Phoenix, Arizona in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,153,334 employed persons for the month. Phoenix added 10,400 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 5,561 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Phoenix job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,981,200 +10,400 +29,400
CPS 2,153,334 +5,561 +77,584

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 December 2016 is at a new high of 1,981,200.

CPS employment in December 2016 for Phoenix is at a new high of 2,153,334.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Phoenix, Arizona Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 1,981,200 10,400 2,153,334 5,561
November 2016 1,970,800 -6,400 2,147,773 10,060
October 2016 1,977,200 -400 2,137,713 13,563
September 2016 1,977,600 10,000 2,124,150 16,049
August 2016 1,967,600 -6,000 2,108,101 2,295
July 2016 1,973,600 7,600 2,105,806 -3,648
June 2016 1,966,000 6,600 2,109,454 -6,492
May 2016 1,959,400 -4,500 2,115,946 -4,575
April 2016 1,963,900 6,900 2,120,521 -4,394
March 2016 1,957,000 800 2,124,915 8,830
February 2016 1,956,200 6,100 2,116,085 18,166
January 2016 1,950,100 -1,700 2,097,919 22,169