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Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, Arizona Job Growth

There were 2,168,800 jobs in Phoenix, Arizona in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,377,358 employed persons for the month. Phoenix added 4,600 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 9,659 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Phoenix job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,168,800 +4,600 +58,300
CPS 2,377,358 +9,659 +65,020

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 July 2019 is at a new high of 2,168,800.

CPS employment in July 2019 for Phoenix is at a new high of 2,377,358.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Phoenix, Arizona Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 2,168,800 4,600 2,377,358 9,659
June 2019 2,164,200 1,500 2,367,699 9,648
May 2019 2,162,700 6,400 2,358,051 4,170
April 2019 2,156,300 7,200 2,353,881 2,634
March 2019 2,149,100 4,000 2,351,247 3,334
February 2019 2,145,100 1,300 2,347,913 5,857
January 2019 2,143,800 7,200 2,342,056 6,417
December 2018 2,136,600 1,700 2,335,639 -1,022
November 2018 2,134,900 4,700 2,336,661 186
October 2018 2,130,200 3,800 2,336,475 5,680
September 2018 2,126,400 8,200 2,330,795 8,531
August 2018 2,118,200 7,700 2,322,264 9,926