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Prescott, Arizona Job Growth

There were 63,300 jobs in Prescott, Arizona in August 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 97,090 employed persons for the month. Prescott lost 300 jobs in August 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 50 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Prescott job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 63,300 -300 +1,100
CPS 97,090 -50 +1,810

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 1,799 jobs have been lost in Prescott according to the employer survey. From a trough of 54,100 in July 2011, Prescott has gained 9,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 98,207 for Prescott in April 2017. 1,117 jobs have been lost in Prescott since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2017

Prescott, Arizona Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2017 63,300 -300 97,090 -50
July 2017 63,600 0 97,140 -157
June 2017 63,600 100 97,297 -412
May 2017 63,500 -300 97,709 -498
April 2017 63,800 700 98,207 8
March 2017 63,100 300 98,199 713
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