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Jobs

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 Jobs progress meter currently reports on five metrics that are provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

Arizona
-3.9%
National
-6.1%
-12%
0
12%

Job Growth

Compares the total number of jobs to the number in the same month of the previous year.
Job Growth (Preliminary) (February 2021)
Bureau of Labor Statistics, non-farm employment. Percentage of change from the number of jobs in the same month of the previous year. Most recent month PRELIMINARY data. Not seasonally adjusted. (2021)
Arizona
$53,829
National
$59,219
0
$30K
$60K

Average Wages

Reports the annual average wages for non-farm employed persons.
Average Wages 2019
Bureau of Labor Statistics. Average annual wages per worker. (2019)
Arizona
6.9%
National
5.6%
0
10%
20%

Unemployment

Includes all jobless persons who are available to take a job and have actively sought work in the past four weeks.
Seasonally Adjusted Monthly Unemployment Rate (February 2021)
Bureau of Labor Statistics. Seasonally Adjusted. (2021)
Arizona
9.3%
National
7.2%
0
5%
10%

Underemployment

Includes the total number of unemployed, plus all marginally attached workers and those employed part-time for economic reasons.
Annual Underemployment Rate (U-6) 2019
Bureau of Labor Statistics. U-6 Rate: 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. (2019)
Arizona
60.2%
National
61.5%
0
35%
70%

Labor Force Participation

Reports the total number of people employed and unemployed as a percentage of the total population within the nation and states.
Seasonally Adjusted Monthly Labor Force Participation Rate (February 2021)
Bureau of Labor Statistics. Most recent month PRELIMINARY number. Seasonally adjusted. (2021)

Organizations consulted for this meter

  • Arizona Business & Education Coalition
  • Arizona Commerce Authority
  • Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Arizona State University Seidman Research Institute
  • 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

Job Data Profile

Download these consolidated reports to get a “snapshot in time” of the data we’ve collected on our shared priorities. These reports cover all 15 of Arizona’s counties as well as urban areas and demographic subgroups. Each profile features information and data visualizations that Arizonans can use to better understand and impact their communities.
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