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Tucson, Arizona Job Growth

There were 373,400 jobs in Tucson, Arizona in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 455,518 employed persons for the month. Tucson added 1,400 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 2,334 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Tucson job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 373,400 +1,400 +1,800
CPS 455,518 +2,334 +8,957

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 13,800 jobs have been lost in Tucson according to the employer survey. From a trough of 350,300 in July 2011, Tucson has gained 23,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in March 2017 for Tucson is at a new high of 455,518.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Tucson, Arizona Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 373,400 1,400 455,518 2,334
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
August 2016 373,000 -800 449,921 515
July 2016 373,800 1,300 449,406 567
June 2016 372,500 -500 448,839 866
May 2016 373,000 200 447,973 830
April 2016 372,800 1,200 447,143 582