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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.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 385,400 +500 +6,300
CPS 468,673 -365 +10,017

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

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Tucson, Arizona Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 385,400 500 468,673 -365
January 2019 384,900 900 469,038 -1,501
December 2018 384,000 -1,300 470,539 -643
November 2018 385,300 1,000 471,182 4,097
October 2018 384,300 1,800 467,085 3,582
September 2018 382,500 100 463,503 2,508
August 2018 382,400 900 460,995 -2,136
July 2018 381,500 300 463,131 1,499
June 2018 381,200 600 461,632 -141
May 2018 380,600 700 461,773 1,426
April 2018 379,900 500 460,347 547
March 2018 379,400 300 459,800 1,144