Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, Arizona Job Growth
There were 2,145,100 jobs in Phoenix, Arizona in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,351,755 employed persons for the month. Phoenix added 1,400 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 12,766 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Phoenix job growth to job growth in other cities.
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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 peaked in February 2020 at 2,225,500. Since then 80,400 jobs have been lost in Phoenix according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,981,200 in April 2020, Phoenix has gained 163,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 2,449,153 for Phoenix in December 2019. 97,398 jobs have been lost in Phoenix since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 2,160,863, Phoenix has added 190,892 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Phoenix, Arizona Employment History