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Tucson, Arizona Job Growth

There were 376,000 jobs in Tucson, Arizona in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 457,140 employed persons for the month. Tucson added 500 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,099 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Tucson job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 376,000 +500 -15,200
CPS 457,140 +1,099 -24,578

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 393,100. Since then 17,100 jobs have been lost in Tucson according to the employer survey. From a trough of 357,800 in April 2020, Tucson has gained 18,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 482,194 for Tucson in December 2019. 25,054 jobs have been lost in Tucson since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 431,735, Tucson has added 25,405 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Tucson, Arizona Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 376,000 500 457,140 1,099
October 2020 375,500 1,900 456,041 -6,084
September 2020 373,600 -5,800 462,125 10,979
August 2020 379,400 2,600 451,146 1,385
July 2020 376,800 -2,800 449,761 753
June 2020 379,600 12,600 449,008 -8,081
May 2020 367,000 9,200 457,089 25,354
April 2020 357,800 -32,000 431,735 -35,032
March 2020 389,800 -2,200 466,767 -15,253
February 2020 392,000 800 482,020 540
January 2020 391,200 -700 481,480 -714
December 2019 391,900 700 482,194 476