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Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, Arizona Job Growth

There were 2,223,000 jobs in Phoenix, Arizona in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,416,560 employed persons for the month. Phoenix added 12,500 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 14,007 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Phoenix job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,223,000 +12,500 +149,699
CPS 2,416,560 +14,007 +112,346

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Phoenix, Arizona Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Phoenix 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 Phoenix, Arizona

CES employment for Phoenix peaked in February 2020 at 2,225,500. Since then 2,500 jobs have been lost in Phoenix according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,981,200 in April 2020, Phoenix has gained 241,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 2,430,412 for Phoenix in February 2020. 13,852 jobs have been lost in Phoenix since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 2,143,167, Phoenix has added 273,393 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2021

Phoenix, Arizona Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2021 2,223,000 12,500 2,416,560 14,007
June 2021 2,210,500 34,200 2,402,553 11,341
May 2021 2,176,300 13,900 2,391,212 8,633
April 2021 2,162,400 7,400 2,382,579 5,616
March 2021 2,155,000 8,200 2,376,963 2,120
February 2021 2,146,800 3,100 2,374,843 132
January 2021 2,143,700 8,800 2,374,711 1,836
December 2020 2,134,900 5,800 2,372,875 6,550
November 2020 2,129,100 8,200 2,366,325 8,568
October 2020 2,120,900 8,800 2,357,757 11,506
September 2020 2,112,100 13,900 2,346,251 17,144
August 2020 2,098,200 24,899 2,329,107 24,893