Arizona Monthly Employment Statistics

  • 202,449 employed workers
  • 3,217,662 unemployed workers
  • 5.9% unemployment rate

Workforce Data

The total employment for Arizona is 2,864,200, which is 29,500 greater than last month, an increase of 1.04%. The total employment a year ago was 2,940,300, which is -76,100 greater than today. Employment has decreased by 2.59% in the last year. Last months' total employment data was updated but changed less than 0.05%, a fairly insignificant amount. Last months total employment was revised to 2,835 from 2,835.

The Trade, Transport and Utilities sectors are the leading employers in Arizona. There are 553,800 employees in the sector. Last month the sector had 546,700 employees last month, an increase of 7,100 (1.30%). Last year the sector had 544,900 employees last year, an increase of 8,900 (1.63%).

The chart below illustrates the total monthly employment:

Unemployment Rate

The unemployment rate decreased in July, 2019 from 10.7% to this months' 5.9%. A year ago the unemployment rate was 5.0%, 0.9% higher today. The total workforce in July, 2019 was 3,420,111, which is 4.1% lower than last months 3,565,784 and is 4.1% lower than last months 3,552,043. The total number of unemployed in Arizona is 3,217,662 as compared to the revised figure from last month of 3,185,553 and 3,374,235 unemployed a year ago.

The chart below illustrates the change in the unemployment rate over the last year in Arizona:






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About the Writer

This page was created and is maintained by Kurt Tietjen, Founder of Stavera, High Peak Media & HomeGearWorks.com. Kurt is an executive, data scientist and software engineer who holds an MBA in Management Information Systems. In 2010, he partnered with scientists at Northwestern University to launch The Street Wire. This was one of the first mainstream uses of what would become “Narrative Science”, an artificial intelligence platform specializing in natural language generation. You can contact Kurt on LinkedIn here.