Department of Numbers

Arizona Job Growth

There were 2,864,900 jobs in Arizona in August 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,218,744 employed persons for the month. Arizona added 21,900 jobs in August 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 1,014 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Arizona job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey August 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,864,900 +21,900 +79,700
CPS 3,218,744 -1,014 +49,173

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 in August 2018 for Arizona is at a new high of 2,864,900.

CPS employment in Arizona reached a maximum of 3,219,758 in July 2018. 1,014 jobs have been lost in Arizona since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2018

Arizona Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2018 2,864,900 21,900 3,218,744 -1,014
July 2018 2,843,000 4,400 3,219,758 3,091
June 2018 2,838,600 1,200 3,216,667 2,377
May 2018 2,837,400 11,500 3,214,290 7,492
April 2018 2,825,900 7,500 3,206,798 6,725
March 2018 2,818,400 5,000 3,200,073 8,150
February 2018 2,813,400 9,900 3,191,923 6,843
January 2018 2,803,500 8,400 3,185,080 3,396
December 2017 2,795,100 4,100 3,181,684 -1,436
November 2017 2,791,000 -2,600 3,183,120 -468
October 2017 2,793,600 -1,600 3,183,588 5,247
September 2017 2,795,200 10,000 3,178,341 8,770