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Flagstaff, Arizona Job Growth

There were 67,700 jobs in Flagstaff, Arizona in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 72,006 employed persons for the month. Flagstaff lost 500 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 260 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Flagstaff job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 67,700 -500 +4,900
CPS 72,006 +260 +5,523

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 1,600 jobs have been lost in Flagstaff according to the employer survey. From a trough of 55,900 in April 2020, Flagstaff has gained 11,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in April 2022 for Flagstaff is at a new high of 72,006.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Flagstaff, Arizona Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 67,700 -500 72,006 260
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
September 2021 64,800 500 69,207 608
August 2021 64,300 -799 68,599 625
July 2021 65,099 1,499 67,974 569
June 2021 63,600 700 67,405 468
May 2021 62,900 100 66,937 454