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Flagstaff, Arizona Job Growth

There were 68,500 jobs in Flagstaff, Arizona in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 73,242 employed persons for the month. Flagstaff lost 100 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 590 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Flagstaff job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 68,500 -100 +1,200
CPS 73,242 +590 +1,320

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

Flagstaff, Arizona Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Flagstaff peaked in August 2018 at 70,100. Since then 1,600 jobs have been lost in Flagstaff according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in October 2018 for Flagstaff is at a new high of 73,242.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Flagstaff, Arizona Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 68,500 -100 73,242 590
September 2018 68,600 -1,500 72,652 707
August 2018 70,100 1,500 71,945 748
July 2018 68,600 0 71,197 -570
June 2018 68,600 -100 71,767 -1,061
May 2018 68,700 500 72,828 83
April 2018 68,200 200 72,745 -136
March 2018 68,000 100 72,881 244
February 2018 67,900 -100 72,637 291
January 2018 68,000 400 72,346 173
December 2017 67,600 200 72,173 103
November 2017 67,400 100 72,070 148