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Tucson, Arizona Job Growth

There were 390,200 jobs in Tucson, Arizona in September 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 469,863 employed persons for the month. Tucson lost 5,600 jobs in September 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 647 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Tucson job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 390,200 -5,600 +8,100
CPS 469,863 -647 +8,141

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 August 2022 at 395,800. Since then 5,600 jobs have been lost in Tucson according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 470,580 for Tucson in June 2022. 717 jobs have been lost in Tucson since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2022

Tucson, Arizona Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2022 390,200 -5,600 469,863 -647
August 2022 395,800 2,000 470,510 189
July 2022 393,800 3,000 470,321 -259
June 2022 390,800 2,400 470,580 82
May 2022 388,400 -800 470,498 810
April 2022 389,200 2,000 469,688 1,346
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