Department of Numbers

Arizona Job Growth

There were 2,908,800 jobs in Arizona in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,369,282 employed persons for the month. Arizona added 12,800 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 10,492 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Arizona job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,908,800 +12,800 +163,400
CPS 3,369,282 +10,492 +132,800

Arizona Employment Changes

The charts below shows the monthly job growth for Arizona 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 in Arizona

CES employment peaked in February 2020 for Arizona at 2,993,100. Since then 84,300 jobs have been lost in Arizona according to the employer survey. From a trough of 2,661,600 in April 2020, Arizona has gained 247,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Arizona reached a maximum of 3,409,624 in January 2020. 40,342 jobs have been lost in Arizona since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 3,040,409, Arizona has added 328,873 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2021

Arizona Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2021 2,908,800 12,800 3,369,282 10,492
April 2021 2,896,000 6,500 3,358,790 11,843
March 2021 2,889,500 13,200 3,346,947 13,721
February 2021 2,876,300 -1,300 3,333,226 1,859
January 2021 2,877,600 17,300 3,331,367 4,460
December 2020 2,860,300 -1,900 3,326,907 4,734
November 2020 2,862,200 11,700 3,322,173 7,052
October 2020 2,850,500 12,400 3,315,121 15,794
September 2020 2,838,100 12,200 3,299,327 26,376
August 2020 2,825,900 18,200 3,272,951 39,297
July 2020 2,807,700 2,300 3,233,654 52,921
June 2020 2,805,400 60,000 3,180,733 -55,749