Department of Numbers

Tucson, Arizona Job Growth

There were 386,200 jobs in Tucson, Arizona in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 466,361 employed persons for the month. Tucson lost 700 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 2,858 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Tucson job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 386,200 -700 +7,300
CPS 466,361 +2,858 +10,103

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 March 2007 at 387,200. Since then 1,000 jobs have been lost in Tucson according to the employer survey. From a trough of 350,300 in July 2011, Tucson has gained 35,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in October 2018 for Tucson is at a new high of 466,361.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Tucson, Arizona Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 386,200 -700 466,361 2,858
September 2018 386,900 300 463,503 2,508
August 2018 386,600 2,400 460,995 -2,136
July 2018 384,200 1,000 463,131 1,499
June 2018 383,200 1,500 461,632 -141
May 2018 381,700 1,300 461,773 1,426
April 2018 380,400 900 460,347 547
March 2018 379,500 -300 459,800 1,144
February 2018 379,800 -900 458,656 1,025
January 2018 380,700 1,200 457,631 698
December 2017 379,500 1,600 456,933 689
November 2017 377,900 -1,000 456,244 -14