Department of Numbers

Yuma, Arizona Job Growth

There were 53,100 jobs in Yuma, Arizona in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 76,548 employed persons for the month. Yuma lost 600 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 545 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Yuma job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 53,100 -600 -300
CPS 76,548 +545 +3,325

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

Yuma, Arizona Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Yuma peaked in June 2008 at 54,600. Since then 1,500 jobs have been lost in Yuma according to the employer survey. From a trough of 49,300 in December 2009, Yuma has gained 3,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 77,555 for Yuma in March 2016. 1,007 jobs have been lost in Yuma since then according to the household survey. From a July 2016 low of 74,826, Yuma has added 1,722 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Yuma, Arizona Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 53,100 -600 76,548 545
November 2016 53,700 -400 76,003 -1,411
October 2016 54,100 -400 77,414 792
September 2016 54,500 300 76,622 1,667
August 2016 54,200 -300 74,955 129
July 2016 54,500 1,400 74,826 -807
June 2016 53,100 -500 75,633 -1,162
May 2016 53,600 -400 76,795 -357
April 2016 54,000 300 77,152 -403
March 2016 53,700 300 77,555 1,498
February 2016 53,400 -300 76,057 843
January 2016 53,700 300 75,214 1,991