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Tucson, Arizona Job Growth

There were 353,900 jobs in Tucson, Arizona in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 431,512 employed persons for the month. Tucson lost 35,900 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 35,255 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Tucson job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 353,900 -35,900 -34,200
CPS 431,512 -35,255 -41,708

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 39,200 jobs have been lost in Tucson according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 482,194 for Tucson in December 2019. 50,682 jobs have been lost in Tucson since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2020

Tucson, Arizona Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2020 353,900 -35,900 431,512 -35,255
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
November 2019 391,200 1,300 481,718 682
October 2019 389,900 -200 481,036 768
September 2019 390,100 -3,000 480,268 912
August 2019 393,100 2,800 479,356 1,171
July 2019 390,300 500 478,185 1,492
June 2019 389,800 800 476,693 1,733
May 2019 389,000 900 474,960 1,740