Department of Numbers

Arizona Job Growth

There were 2,983,500 jobs in Arizona in August 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 3,412,686 employed persons for the month. Arizona added 6,500 jobs in August 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 19,110 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Arizona job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey August 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,983,500 +6,500 +157,600
CPS 3,412,686 +19,110 +139,735

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 9,600 jobs have been lost in Arizona according to the employer survey. From a trough of 2,661,600 in April 2020, Arizona has gained 321,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Arizona for August 2021 is at a new high of 3,412,686.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2021

Arizona Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2021 2,983,500 6,500 3,412,686 19,110
July 2021 2,977,000 25,900 3,393,576 15,532
June 2021 2,951,100 40,300 3,378,044 8,707
May 2021 2,910,800 14,800 3,369,337 10,547
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