Department of Numbers

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, Arizona Job Growth

There were 2,245,700 jobs in Phoenix, Arizona in November 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,494,994 employed persons for the month. Phoenix added 3,900 jobs in November 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 14,789 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Phoenix job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,245,700 +3,900 +116,600
CPS 2,494,994 +14,789 +128,669

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 November 2021 is at a new high of 2,245,700.

CPS employment in November 2021 for Phoenix is at a new high of 2,494,994.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2021

Phoenix, Arizona Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2021 2,245,700 3,900 2,494,994 14,789
October 2021 2,241,800 7,600 2,480,205 15,184
September 2021 2,234,200 5,600 2,465,021 32,888
August 2021 2,228,600 5,500 2,432,133 15,537
July 2021 2,223,100 12,600 2,416,596 14,043
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