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Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ Metropolitan Area Employment Analysis

( Data Date : March 2018 )

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The latest employment scorecard for the State of Arizona for 2016-2017 is listed below, based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Arizona’s labor force participation and unemployment rates were relatively flat from August 2016-August 2017, but its labor force had a healthy 1.88% increase over the same annual time period. You can view what jobs are available in Arizona, as well as which sectors of the economy are growing most quickly, on our Job Listings pagearizona employment

Arizona Employment Data:

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ Metropolitan Area Unemployment Rate Trends (% change)


  • The unemployment rate in the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ Metropolitan Area, metro area was 4.4% in February 2018, 0.1% lower than last month, and lower by 0% from a year ago.

  • Compared to national and state unemployment rates, the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ Metropolitan Area, metro area unemployment rate in February 2018 was higher by 0.3% than the U.S. rate of 4.1%, and lower by 0.2% than the Arizona state unemployment rate of 4.6%.

  • Total employment in the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ Metropolitan Area, metro area declined by 3.7% (26782 more persons employed) over the past quarter, and increased by 4.4% ( 875818 less ) over the past year.

  • The Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ Metropolitan Area, metro area has an employable civilian labor force (employed + unemployed persons age 16 and older) of 2,368,663 persons.

  • The Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ Metropolitan Area, metro area labor force shrunk by 1.3% (32533 persons) over the past quarter, and shrunk by 2.7% (35477 persons) over the past year.

  • Current Rate
    Last Year
    Last QTR
    Last Month
    Difference Since Last Quarter
    4.4%
    + 4.4%
    - 3.7%
    + 4.5%
    + 26782


    %95.57 of the Total Labor Force is Employed.


    Employment information is based on data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

    Graphs and charts are based on monthly data from 2000 to present (BLS reports monthly data a month to six weeks after the close of each month).

    The data MuniNet Guide uses and presents is seasonally adjusted.