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Tucson, Arizona Job Growth

There were 375,200 jobs in Tucson, Arizona in August 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 456,508 employed persons for the month. Tucson added 1,000 jobs in August 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 278 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Tucson job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 375,200 +1,000 +2,200
CPS 456,508 +278 +6,587

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 12,000 jobs have been lost in Tucson according to the employer survey. From a trough of 350,300 in July 2011, Tucson has gained 24,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in August 2017 for Tucson is at a new high of 456,508.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2017

Tucson, Arizona Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2017 375,200 1,000 456,508 278
July 2017 374,200 200 456,230 1,776
June 2017 374,000 1,100 454,454 1,287
May 2017 372,900 100 453,167 -1,601
April 2017 372,800 -900 454,768 -1,134
March 2017 373,700 1,700 455,902 2,718
February 2017 372,000 -1,000 453,184 1,751
January 2017 373,000 -600 451,433 91
December 2016 373,600 -2,000 451,342 -509
November 2016 375,600 -1,900 451,851 7
October 2016 377,500 1,200 451,844 950
September 2016 376,300 3,300 450,894 973