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Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, Arizona Job Growth

There were 2,128,300 jobs in Phoenix, Arizona in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,310,876 employed persons for the month. Phoenix added 5,500 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 25,514 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Phoenix job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,128,300 +5,500 +76,100
CPS 2,310,876 +25,514 +81,155

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 in October 2018 is at a new high of 2,128,300.

CPS employment in October 2018 for Phoenix is at a new high of 2,310,876.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Phoenix, Arizona Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 2,128,300 5,500 2,310,876 25,514
September 2018 2,122,800 700 2,285,362 28,861
August 2018 2,122,100 23,600 2,256,501 -3,774
July 2018 2,098,500 9,100 2,260,275 913
June 2018 2,089,400 800 2,259,362 -11,068
May 2018 2,088,600 6,400 2,270,430 899
April 2018 2,082,199 5,399 2,269,531 -3,070
March 2018 2,076,800 5,100 2,272,601 14,575
February 2018 2,071,699 10,000 2,258,026 20,349
January 2018 2,061,699 6,599 2,237,677 3,019
December 2017 2,055,100 200 2,234,658 3,223
November 2017 2,054,900 2,700 2,231,435 1,714