Department of Numbers

Arizona Job Growth

There were 2,893,000 jobs in Arizona in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,302,180 employed persons for the month. Arizona added 6,500 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 3,577 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Arizona job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,893,000 +6,500 -78,800
CPS 3,302,180 +3,577 -131,011

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 2,986,400. Since then 93,400 jobs have been lost in Arizona according to the employer survey. From a trough of 2,691,800 in April 2020, Arizona has gained 201,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Arizona reached a maximum of 3,451,805 in February 2020. 149,625 jobs have been lost in Arizona since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 3,069,951, Arizona has added 232,229 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Arizona Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 2,893,000 6,500 3,302,180 3,577
October 2020 2,886,500 21,900 3,298,603 -43,736
September 2020 2,864,600 5,200 3,342,339 130,262
August 2020 2,859,400 24,700 3,212,077 26,524
July 2020 2,834,700 4,600 3,185,553 27,089
June 2020 2,830,100 75,400 3,158,464 -75,008
May 2020 2,754,700 62,900 3,233,472 163,521
April 2020 2,691,800 -272,700 3,069,951 -289,535
March 2020 2,964,500 -21,900 3,359,486 -92,319
February 2020 2,986,400 3,900 3,451,805 9,073
January 2020 2,982,500 4,100 3,442,732 11,405
December 2019 2,978,400 6,600 3,431,327 -1,864