Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, Arizona Job Growth
There were 1,988,900 jobs in Phoenix, Arizona in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 2,165,636 employed persons for the month. Phoenix lost 217,300 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 201,640 (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 2,221,600. Since then 232,700 jobs have been lost in Phoenix according to the employer survey.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 2,449,153 for Phoenix in December 2019. 283,517 jobs have been lost in Phoenix since then according to the household survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Phoenix, Arizona Employment History