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Tucson, Arizona Job Growth

There were 383,100 jobs in Tucson, Arizona in November 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 475,118 employed persons for the month. Tucson lost 1,200 jobs in November 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 2,285 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Tucson job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 383,100 -1,200 +11,300
CPS 475,118 +2,285 +14,059

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 12,900 jobs have been lost in Tucson according to the employer survey. From a trough of 350,000 in April 2020, Tucson has gained 33,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 478,114 for Tucson in October 2019. 2,996 jobs have been lost in Tucson since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 423,347, Tucson has added 51,771 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2021

Tucson, Arizona Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2021 383,100 -1,200 475,118 2,285
October 2021 384,300 1,200 472,833 2,316
September 2021 383,100 -4,400 470,517 2,370
August 2021 387,500 4,800 468,147 2,308
July 2021 382,700 1,500 465,839 1,047
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