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Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ Metropolitan Area Employment Analysis

( Data Date : October 2017 )

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State/Metropolitan 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% in September 2017, 0.3% lower than last month, and lower by 0.4% from a year ago.

  • Compared to national and state unemployment rates, the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ Metropolitan Area, metro area unemployment rate in September 2017 was lower by 0.1% than the U.S. rate of 4.1%, and lower by 0.4% than the Arizona state unemployment rate of 4.4%.

  • Total employment in the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ Metropolitan Area, metro area increased by 4.5% (28266 more persons employed) over the past quarter, and increased by 4.4% ( 884369 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 2,317,339 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%
    + 4.5%
    + 4.3%
    + 28266


    %96.03 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.