Department of Numbers

Prescott, Arizona Job Growth

There were 65,400 jobs in Prescott, Arizona in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 99,178 employed persons for the month. Prescott added 700 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 191 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Prescott job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 65,400 +700 +3,300
CPS 99,178 +191 +6,074

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 August 2016 at 65,700. Since then 299 jobs have been lost in Prescott according to the employer survey. From a trough of 64,700 in November 2016, Prescott has gained 700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in December 2016 for Prescott is at a new high of 99,178.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Prescott, Arizona Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 65,400 700 99,178 191
November 2016 64,700 -399 98,987 362
October 2016 65,099 -300 98,625 772
September 2016 65,400 -299 97,853 1,025
August 2016 65,700 1,299 96,828 1,224
July 2016 64,400 -199 95,604 -375
June 2016 64,599 1,699 95,979 -54
May 2016 62,900 0 96,033 -118
April 2016 62,900 200 96,151 -99
March 2016 62,700 400 96,250 773
February 2016 62,300 600 95,477 1,368
January 2016 61,700 -400 94,109 1,005