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Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, Arizona Job Growth

There were 2,088,699 jobs in Phoenix, Arizona in May 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,269,935 employed persons for the month. Phoenix added 6,500 jobs in May 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 404 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Phoenix job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,088,699 +6,500 +61,099
CPS 2,269,935 +404 +76,857

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 May 2018 is at a new high of 2,088,699.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 2,272,601 for Phoenix in March 2018. 2,666 jobs have been lost in Phoenix since then according to the household survey. From a April 2018 low of 2,269,531, Phoenix has added 404 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2018

Phoenix, Arizona Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2018 2,088,699 6,500 2,269,935 404
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
October 2017 2,052,199 1,299 2,229,721 1,096
September 2017 2,050,900 6,700 2,228,625 4,102
August 2017 2,044,200 7,100 2,224,523 8,325
July 2017 2,037,100 1,800 2,216,198 11,881
June 2017 2,035,300 7,700 2,204,317 11,239