Department of Numbers

Flagstaff, Arizona Job Growth

There were 55,700 jobs in Flagstaff, Arizona in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 59,913 employed persons for the month. Flagstaff lost 12,300 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 11,333 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Flagstaff job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 55,700 -12,300 -12,500
CPS 59,913 -11,333 -12,896

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 68,900. Since then 13,200 jobs have been lost in Flagstaff according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 74,247 for Flagstaff in February 2020. 14,334 jobs have been lost in Flagstaff since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2020

Flagstaff, Arizona Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2020 55,700 -12,300 59,913 -11,333
March 2020 68,000 -800 71,246 -3,001
February 2020 68,800 -100 74,247 234
January 2020 68,900 300 74,013 -70
December 2019 68,600 -100 74,083 159
November 2019 68,700 100 73,924 210
October 2019 68,600 700 73,714 253
September 2019 67,900 100 73,461 272
August 2019 67,800 0 73,189 240
July 2019 67,800 0 72,949 154
June 2019 67,800 -300 72,795 41
May 2019 68,100 -100 72,754 -55