Department of Numbers

Prescott, Arizona Job Growth

There were 64,500 jobs in Prescott, Arizona in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 99,184 employed persons for the month. Prescott added 99 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,230 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Prescott job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 64,500 +99 +1,600
CPS 99,184 +1,230 +1,698

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 2007 at 65,099. Since then 599 jobs have been lost in Prescott according to the employer survey. From a trough of 54,100 in July 2011, Prescott has gained 10,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in February 2018 for Prescott is at a new high of 99,184.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Prescott, Arizona Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 64,500 99 99,184 1,230
January 2018 64,400 0 97,954 1,073
December 2017 64,400 300 96,881 115
November 2017 64,099 0 96,766 161
October 2017 64,099 0 96,605 -227
September 2017 64,099 0 96,832 169
August 2017 64,099 0 96,663 -477
July 2017 64,099 599 97,140 -157
June 2017 63,500 0 97,297 -412
May 2017 63,500 200 97,709 -498
April 2017 63,300 200 98,207 8
March 2017 63,100 200 98,199 713