Department of Numbers

Tucson, Arizona Job Growth

There were 399,400 jobs in Tucson, Arizona in October 2023 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 480,065 employed persons for the month. Tucson lost 900 jobs in October 2023 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 600 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Tucson job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2023 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 399,400 -900 +4,800
CPS 480,065 +600 +7,190

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 September 2023 at 400,300. Since then 900 jobs have been lost in Tucson according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in October 2023 for Tucson is at a new high of 480,065.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2023

Tucson, Arizona Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2023 399,400 -900 480,065 600
September 2023 400,300 200 479,465 796
August 2023 400,100 1,400 478,669 -9
July 2023 398,700 1,100 478,678 89
June 2023 397,600 -1,900 478,589 -160
May 2023 399,500 500 478,749 750
April 2023 399,000 1,800 477,999 888
March 2023 397,200 -1,200 477,111 859
February 2023 398,400 -100 476,252 1,382
January 2023 398,500 800 474,870 1,839
December 2022 397,700 2,200 473,031 4
November 2022 395,500 900 473,027 152