Department of Numbers

Tucson, Arizona Job Growth

There were 375,100 jobs in Tucson, Arizona in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 456,010 employed persons for the month. Tucson lost 3,200 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 1,116 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Tucson job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 375,100 -3,200 +1,200
CPS 456,010 -1,116 +13,860

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

Tucson, Arizona Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Tucson peaked in March 2007 at 387,200. Since then 12,100 jobs have been lost in Tucson according to the employer survey. From a trough of 350,300 in July 2011, Tucson has gained 24,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 457,126 for Tucson in November 2016. 1,116 jobs have been lost in Tucson since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Tucson, Arizona Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 375,100 -3,200 456,010 -1,116
November 2016 378,300 200 457,126 2,439
October 2016 378,100 1,900 454,687 2,841
September 2016 376,200 -700 451,846 1,378
August 2016 376,900 -2,200 450,468 -599
July 2016 379,100 -500 451,067 -607
June 2016 379,600 1,100 451,674 -523
May 2016 378,500 700 452,197 1,162
April 2016 377,800 1,300 451,035 -895
March 2016 376,500 -1,300 451,930 1,909
February 2016 377,800 3,400 450,021 4,531
January 2016 374,400 500 445,490 3,340