The purpose of AZStats.gov is to provide public access to publications, analytical reports, data in commonly used formats and machine readable datasets generated/compiled by the Office of Employment & Population Statistics (EPS).
The development of this website was funded by the Labor Market Information Improvement grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration with support from American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds.
The Office of Employment and Population Statistics (EPS), is part of the Director's Office in the Arizona Department of Administration. EPS produces demographic, labor force, and economic information for Arizona.
The State Demographer's Office develops the official population estimates and projections for the State of Arizona. The Demography Office collects and reviews data (sometimes called symptomatic indicators of population change) and conducts research to improve the accuracy of the demographic models used in estimates and projections. The Demography Office works collaboratively with the U.S. Bureau of the Census to facilitate the use of demographic information in Arizona.
The Labor Statistics Office works under guidelines of the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics. It collects and produces data and analyses for the Current Employment Statistics (CES), Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS), Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW), the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES), and Multiple Layoff Statistics (MLS) programs as specified by contract with the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The data produced include current and historical employment, unemployment and labor force statistics.
The Economic Analysis Office provides workforce related products and services under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration grants and specific functions relating to the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and Unemployment Insurance (UI) funding. The Economic Analysis Office develops various economic analyses, in addition to producing and disseminating industry and occupational employment projections for Arizona.