Department of Numbers

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, Arizona Job Growth

There were 2,147,900 jobs in Phoenix, Arizona in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,364,800 employed persons for the month. Phoenix added 4,100 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 17,286 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Phoenix job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 2,147,900 +4,100 +64,300
CPS 2,364,800 +17,286 +106,774

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 February 2019 is at a new high of 2,147,900.

CPS employment in February 2019 for Phoenix is at a new high of 2,364,800.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Phoenix, Arizona Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 2,147,900 4,100 2,364,800 17,286
January 2019 2,143,800 7,200 2,347,514 19,123
December 2018 2,136,600 1,700 2,328,391 -2,420
November 2018 2,134,900 4,700 2,330,811 20,831
October 2018 2,130,200 3,800 2,309,980 24,618
September 2018 2,126,400 8,200 2,285,362 28,861
August 2018 2,118,200 7,700 2,256,501 -3,774
July 2018 2,110,500 11,600 2,260,275 913
June 2018 2,098,900 1,700 2,259,362 -11,068
May 2018 2,097,200 6,200 2,270,430 899
April 2018 2,091,000 199 2,269,531 -3,070
March 2018 2,090,800 7,200 2,272,601 14,575