Department of Numbers

Prescott, Arizona Job Growth

There were 65,600 jobs in Prescott, Arizona in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 102,232 employed persons for the month. Prescott added 100 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 30 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Prescott job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 65,600 +100 -1,000
CPS 102,232 -30 -1,563

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 January 2020 at 67,000. Since then 1,400 jobs have been lost in Prescott according to the employer survey. From a trough of 57,500 in April 2020, Prescott has gained 8,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 103,795 for Prescott in February 2020. 1,563 jobs have been lost in Prescott since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 93,637, Prescott has added 8,595 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Prescott, Arizona Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 65,600 100 102,232 -30
January 2021 65,500 1,099 102,262 53
December 2020 64,400 300 102,209 42
November 2020 64,099 -100 102,167 139
October 2020 64,200 400 102,028 472
September 2020 63,800 300 101,556 3,701
August 2020 63,500 800 97,855 660
July 2020 62,700 300 97,195 214
June 2020 62,400 2,000 96,981 -2,442
May 2020 60,400 2,900 99,423 5,786
April 2020 57,500 -8,700 93,637 -6,572
March 2020 66,200 -400 100,209 -3,586