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Flagstaff, Arizona Job Growth

There were 68,700 jobs in Flagstaff, Arizona in September 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 72,036 employed persons for the month. Flagstaff added 400 jobs in September 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 64 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Flagstaff job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 68,700 +400 +3,900
CPS 72,036 +64 +2,829

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 600 jobs have been lost in Flagstaff according to the employer survey. From a trough of 55,900 in April 2020, Flagstaff has gained 12,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 72,083 for Flagstaff in May 2022. 47 jobs have been lost in Flagstaff since then according to the household survey. From a July 2022 low of 71,944, Flagstaff has added 92 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2022

Flagstaff, Arizona Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2022 68,700 400 72,036 64
August 2022 68,300 100 71,972 28
July 2022 68,200 400 71,944 -100
June 2022 67,800 400 72,044 -39
May 2022 67,400 0 72,083 76
April 2022 67,400 -800 72,007 261
March 2022 68,200 0 71,746 633
February 2022 68,200 400 71,113 666
January 2022 67,800 400 70,447 750
December 2021 67,400 800 69,697 -59
November 2021 66,600 400 69,756 79
October 2021 66,200 1,400 69,677 470