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WHY IT MATTERS

Arizonans want jobs that utilize their talents, build their future, and help our economy thrive.

WHAT SUCCESS LOOKS LIKE

Arizonans have the career advancement, training and education opportunities they need to reach their full potential and are equipped to participate at all stages of life in a growing, vibrant and rapidly evolving economy.

 

The following metrics have been identified through a rigorous process in consultation with Arizona leaders and subject matter experts.

 

2.8%
NATIONAL: 1.9%
Arizona's January 2018-2019 Job Growth (Preliminary)
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, non-farm employment January 2018 - January 2019 (Preliminary)
$50,146
NATIONAL: $55,390
Arizona Average Wages 2017
Source: Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, Annual Averages - Bureau of Labor Statistics, Total Covered, All Industries
5.1%
NATIONAL: 4.0%
Arizona January 2019 Seasonally Adjusted Unemployment Rate (Preliminary)
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey, Seasonally Adjusted
9.1%
NATIONAL: 7.7%
Arizona 2018 Annual Underemployment Rate (U-6)
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment status of the civilian noninstitutional population by age, sex, and race. U-6, total unemployed, plus all marginally attached workers, plus total employed part time for economic reasons, as a percent of the civilian labor force plus all marginally attached workers. Annual Averages, not seasonally adjusted.
61.8%
NATIONAL: 63.2%
Arizona Seasonally Adjusted Labor Force Participation Rate (January 2019)
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment status of the civilian noninstitutional population by age, sex, and race. Labor force is the percentage of the population that is either employed or actively looking for work. Seasonally Adjusted.

 

JOBS
DATA INSIGHT

3.34%

2017-2018 December Average Wage Growth

Arizona’s average wages per worker grew slightly faster than the US as a whole in 2017 to $50,146. Nationally, workers had a growth rate of 3.30% and an average wage of $55,390 over the same period.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

0.6%

Sierra Vista-Douglas Area Arizona Job Growth December 2017-2018 (Preliminary)

December 2018 preliminary jobs numbers indicate the Sierra Vista-Douglas area has positive job growth for only the second year in the last 10 years. Arizona’s growth remains robust at 3.31% year-over-year.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

 

ORGANIZATIONS CONSULTED FOR THIS METER

• Arizona Business & Education Coalition

• Arizona Commerce Authority

• Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

• Arizona State University Seidman Research Institute

• Cochise College

• Elliott D. Pollack & Company

• Greater Phoenix Economic Council

• Greater Phoenix Leadership

• Greater Yuma Economic Development Corp

• Ramirez Advisors Inter-National

• Southern Arizona Leadership Council

• Sunbelt Holdings

• TGen North

• University of Arizona Economic and Business Research Center

 


 

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