Tucson, Arizona Job Growth
There were 385,400 jobs in Tucson, Arizona in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 468,673 employed persons for the month. Tucson added 500 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 365 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Tucson job growth to job growth in other cities.
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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 1,800 jobs have been lost in Tucson according to the employer survey. From a trough of 350,000 in July 2011, Tucson has gained 35,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 471,182 for Tucson in November 2018. 2,509 jobs have been lost in Tucson since then according to the household survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Tucson, Arizona Employment History