Arizona Employment Statistics

  • 161,096 employers
  • 2,825,980 employees
  • $997 average weekly wage
  • The average weekly wage is 9.4% below the national average
  • The cost of living is 2.3% below the national average

For complete coverage and the latest employment statistics as compiled by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, see: Arizona Employment Statistics

State Business & Employment Since 2009

  • 12,402 more businesses
  • 429,618 more employees
  • 17.9% increase in total wages
  • $9,033 increase in annual wages per employee
  • 21.1% increase in wages per employee

For our analysis of key data changes for business and employment data since the end of the recession in 2009, see: Arizona Employment Growth Since the Recession

Business & Employment by County

County with the Most Businesses: Maricopa County Arizona, 95,602
County with the Most Employees: Maricopa County Arizona, 1,722,439
County with Highest Average Hourly Wage: Greenlee County Arizona, $1,329
County with Highest Unemployment Rate: Yuma County Arizona, 12.3%

For a breakout of business and employment data by county for the state of Arizona, see: Arizona Employment Statistics by County


For a breakout of occupations across the state of Arizona see:Arizona Occupational Statistics

Monthly Employment and Unemployment Data

  • 3,359,980 employed workers
  • 174,160 unemployed workers
  • 4.9% unemployment rate

Monthly employment, unemployment and wage data for the state of Arizona, see: Arizona Monthly Employment Data

Quarterly Employment and Unemployment Data

  • 164,524 employers, up 4.2% from 157,872
  • 2,885,568 employees, up 2.7% from 2,808,508
  • $1,056 average weekly wage, up 3.0% from $1,025
  • The average weekly wage is 10.8% below the national average
  • The cost of living is 2.3% below the national average

Quarterly employment statistics for Arizona, see: Arizona Quarterly Employment Data

Data Sources

About the Writer

This page was created and is maintained by Kurt Tietjen, Founder of Stavera, High Peak Media & 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.