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Tucson, Arizona Job Growth

There were 380,400 jobs in Tucson, Arizona in April 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 460,516 employed persons for the month. Tucson added 900 jobs in April 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 716 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Tucson job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 380,400 +900 +4,600
CPS 460,516 +716 +8,731

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 6,800 jobs have been lost in Tucson according to the employer survey. From a trough of 350,300 in July 2011, Tucson has gained 30,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in April 2018 for Tucson is at a new high of 460,516.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2018

Tucson, Arizona Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2018 380,400 900 460,516 716
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
October 2017 378,900 0 456,258 -275
September 2017 378,900 500 456,533 66
August 2017 378,400 200 456,467 418
July 2017 378,200 800 456,049 1,446
June 2017 377,400 500 454,603 1,876
May 2017 376,900 1,100 452,727 942