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Flagstaff, Arizona Job Growth

There were 66,700 jobs in Flagstaff, Arizona in November 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 72,534 employed persons for the month. Flagstaff added 300 jobs in November 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 382 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Flagstaff job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 66,700 +300 +3,600
CPS 72,534 +382 +3,598

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 2,600 jobs have been lost in Flagstaff according to the employer survey. From a trough of 55,900 in April 2020, Flagstaff has gained 10,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 73,370 for Flagstaff in December 2019. 836 jobs have been lost in Flagstaff since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 60,116, Flagstaff has added 12,418 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2021

Flagstaff, Arizona Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2021 66,700 300 72,534 382
October 2021 66,400 500 72,152 284
September 2021 65,900 999 71,868 2,264
August 2021 64,900 -399 69,604 266
July 2021 65,300 899 69,338 230
June 2021 64,400 1,400 69,108 -53
May 2021 63,000 -800 69,161 -197
April 2021 63,800 -200 69,358 67
March 2021 64,000 600 69,291 17
February 2021 63,400 0 69,274 -71
January 2021 63,400 0 69,345 75
December 2020 63,400 300 69,270 334