Department of Numbers

Flagstaff, Arizona Job Growth

There were 56,800 jobs in Flagstaff, Arizona in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 61,810 employed persons for the month. Flagstaff added 400 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 137 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Flagstaff job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 56,800 +400 -11,900
CPS 61,810 +137 -12,114

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 12,100 jobs have been lost in Flagstaff according to the employer survey. From a trough of 55,000 in April 2020, Flagstaff has gained 1,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 74,247 for Flagstaff in February 2020. 12,437 jobs have been lost in Flagstaff since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 58,718, Flagstaff has added 3,092 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Flagstaff, Arizona Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 56,800 400 61,810 137
October 2020 56,400 400 61,673 98
September 2020 56,000 -1,500 61,575 299
August 2020 57,500 1,300 61,276 1,183
July 2020 56,200 -600 60,093 103
June 2020 56,800 1,000 59,990 -1,333
May 2020 55,800 800 61,323 2,605
April 2020 55,000 -13,000 58,718 -12,528
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