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Flagstaff, Arizona Job Growth

There were 63,400 jobs in Flagstaff, Arizona in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 68,778 employed persons for the month. Flagstaff lost 0 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 105 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Flagstaff job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 63,400 0 -5,100
CPS 68,778 +105 -5,469

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 69,300. Since then 5,900 jobs have been lost in Flagstaff according to the employer survey. From a trough of 55,900 in April 2020, Flagstaff has gained 7,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 74,247 for Flagstaff in February 2020. 5,469 jobs have been lost in Flagstaff since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 58,718, Flagstaff has added 10,060 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Flagstaff, Arizona Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 63,400 0 68,778 105
January 2021 63,400 0 68,673 6,637
December 2020 63,400 300 62,036 227
November 2020 63,100 600 61,809 136
October 2020 62,500 500 61,673 98
September 2020 62,000 -300 61,575 299
August 2020 62,300 1,000 61,276 1,183
July 2020 61,300 1,200 60,093 103
June 2020 60,100 2,800 59,990 -1,333
May 2020 57,300 1,400 61,323 2,605
April 2020 55,900 -12,300 58,718 -12,528
March 2020 68,200 -300 71,246 -3,001