Department of Numbers

Prescott, Arizona Job Growth

There were 65,700 jobs in Prescott, Arizona in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 100,686 employed persons for the month. Prescott added 299 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,458 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Prescott job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 65,700 +299 +1,600
CPS 100,686 +1,458 +2,683

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Prescott, Arizona Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Prescott 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 Prescott, Arizona

CES employment for Prescott peaked in July 2018 at 66,200. Since then 500 jobs have been lost in Prescott according to the employer survey. From a trough of 65,300 in August 2018, Prescott has gained 400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in October 2018 for Prescott is at a new high of 100,686.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Prescott, Arizona Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 65,700 299 100,686 1,458
September 2018 65,400 100 99,228 712
August 2018 65,300 -900 98,516 -1,287
July 2018 66,200 600 99,803 720
June 2018 65,600 400 99,083 -747
May 2018 65,200 200 99,830 134
April 2018 65,000 200 99,696 -86
March 2018 64,800 500 99,782 744
February 2018 64,300 -100 99,038 706
January 2018 64,400 0 98,332 -32
December 2017 64,400 300 98,364 200
November 2017 64,099 0 98,164 161