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Tucson, Arizona Job Growth

There were 389,600 jobs in Tucson, Arizona in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 469,736 employed persons for the month. Tucson added 2,400 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,394 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Tucson job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 389,600 +2,400 +14,600
CPS 469,736 +1,394 +17,409

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

Tucson, Arizona Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Tucson peaked in February 2020 at 394,900. Since then 5,300 jobs have been lost in Tucson according to the employer survey. From a trough of 349,400 in April 2020, Tucson has gained 40,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in April 2022 for Tucson is at a new high of 469,736.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Tucson, Arizona Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 389,600 2,400 469,736 1,394
March 2022 387,200 -800 468,342 1,444
February 2022 388,000 0 466,898 1,723
January 2022 388,000 2,000 465,175 2,084
December 2021 386,000 2,000 463,091 -153
November 2021 384,000 400 463,244 182
October 2021 383,600 1,500 463,062 1,340
September 2021 382,100 -3,000 461,722 1,808
August 2021 385,100 2,900 459,914 2,007
July 2021 382,200 2,200 457,907 2,051
June 2021 380,000 1,500 455,856 1,804
May 2021 378,500 3,500 454,052 1,725