Department of Numbers

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, Arizona Job Growth

There were 2,322,600 jobs in Phoenix, Arizona in September 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,484,061 employed persons for the month. Phoenix added 6,400 jobs in September 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 5,498 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Phoenix job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,322,600 +6,400 +86,900
CPS 2,484,061 +5,498 +62,374

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 September 2022 is at a new high of 2,322,600.

CPS employment in September 2022 for Phoenix is at a new high of 2,484,061.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2022

Phoenix, Arizona Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2022 2,322,600 6,400 2,484,061 5,498
August 2022 2,316,200 -200 2,478,563 6,275
July 2022 2,316,400 20,400 2,472,288 4,553
June 2022 2,296,000 16,100 2,467,735 3,695
May 2022 2,279,900 9,800 2,464,040 6,274
April 2022 2,270,100 9,100 2,457,766 4,472
March 2022 2,261,000 -1,400 2,453,294 7,475
February 2022 2,262,400 5,200 2,445,819 8,176
January 2022 2,257,200 9,000 2,437,643 8,858
December 2021 2,248,200 5,100 2,428,785 -1,030
November 2021 2,243,100 2,900 2,429,815 743
October 2021 2,240,200 4,500 2,429,072 7,385