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Tucson, Arizona Job Growth

There were 373,000 jobs in Tucson, Arizona in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 453,882 employed persons for the month. Tucson lost 700 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 99 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Tucson job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 373,000 -700 -2,600
CPS 453,882 +99 +2,031

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 14,200 jobs have been lost in Tucson according to the employer survey. From a trough of 350,300 in July 2011, Tucson has gained 22,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 456,230 for Tucson in July 2017. 2,348 jobs have been lost in Tucson since then according to the household survey. From a October 2017 low of 453,783, Tucson has added 99 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Tucson, Arizona Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 373,000 -700 453,882 99
October 2017 373,700 -700 453,783 -1,949
September 2017 374,400 500 455,732 93
August 2017 373,900 -300 455,639 -591
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