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Tucson, Arizona Job Growth

There were 382,900 jobs in Tucson, Arizona in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 466,032 employed persons for the month. Tucson added 1,700 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,240 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Tucson job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 382,900 +1,700 +16,700
CPS 466,032 +1,240 +14,395

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 2019 at 396,000. Since then 13,100 jobs have been lost in Tucson according to the employer survey. From a trough of 350,000 in April 2020, Tucson has gained 32,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 478,114 for Tucson in October 2019. 12,082 jobs have been lost in Tucson since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 423,347, Tucson has added 42,685 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2021

Tucson, Arizona Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2021 382,900 1,700 466,032 1,240
June 2021 381,200 3,600 464,792 1,066
May 2021 377,600 1,900 463,726 1,239
April 2021 375,700 1,200 462,487 1,020
March 2021 374,500 1,600 461,467 500
February 2021 372,900 -1,500 460,967 -737
January 2021 374,400 1,700 461,704 -779
December 2020 372,700 900 462,483 1,424
November 2020 371,800 800 461,059 1,666
October 2020 371,000 3,200 459,393 1,572
September 2020 367,800 -4,600 457,821 2,386
August 2020 372,400 6,200 455,435 3,798