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Prescott, Arizona Job Growth

There were 64,400 jobs in Prescott, Arizona in July 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 97,222 employed persons for the month. Prescott lost 699 jobs in July 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 241 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Prescott job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 64,400 -699 -1,000
CPS 97,222 +241 -5,066

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 December 2019 at 66,400. Since then 1,999 jobs have been lost in Prescott according to the employer survey. From a trough of 61,300 in April 2020, Prescott has gained 3,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 103,795 for Prescott in February 2020. 6,573 jobs have been lost in Prescott since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 93,637, Prescott has added 3,585 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2020

Prescott, Arizona Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2020 64,400 -699 97,222 241
June 2020 65,099 1,299 96,981 -2,442
May 2020 63,800 2,500 99,423 5,786
April 2020 61,300 -4,500 93,637 -6,572
March 2020 65,800 -300 100,209 -3,586
February 2020 66,100 0 103,795 227
January 2020 66,100 -300 103,568 -212
December 2019 66,400 300 103,780 240
November 2019 66,100 300 103,540 293
October 2019 65,800 -100 103,247 313
September 2019 65,900 -100 102,934 320
August 2019 66,000 599 102,614 326