Department of Numbers

Prescott, Arizona Job Growth

There were 63,100 jobs in Prescott, Arizona in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 98,121 employed persons for the month. Prescott added 300 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 635 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Prescott job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 63,100 +300 +800
CPS 98,121 +635 +3,628

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

Prescott, Arizona Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Prescott peaked in January 2007 at 65,099. Since then 1,999 jobs have been lost in Prescott according to the employer survey. From a trough of 54,100 in July 2011, Prescott has gained 9,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in March 2017 for Prescott is at a new high of 98,121.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Prescott, Arizona Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 63,100 300 98,121 635
February 2017 62,800 200 97,486 1,178
January 2017 62,600 -300 96,308 685
December 2016 62,900 600 95,623 117
November 2016 62,300 -400 95,506 144
October 2016 62,700 200 95,362 143
September 2016 62,500 300 95,219 -61
August 2016 62,200 -600 95,280 -220
July 2016 62,800 600 95,500 0
June 2016 62,200 200 95,500 373
May 2016 62,000 0 95,127 390
April 2016 62,000 -300 94,737 244