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Employment Statistics

The following labor statistics pages on this website provide employment data:

Current Employment Statistics (CES)  link to program page

The CES program measures current wage and salary nonfarm employment.

Occupational Employment Statistics (OES)  link to program page

The OES program estimates occupational employment and wages.

Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW)  link to program page

The QCEW program provides a count of wage and salary employment. It is not as current as CES.

Growing and Declining Industries

upDATED MAR. 21, 2014
The Growing and Declining Industries report contains data for Arizona statewide and by county. This report is based on the last 3 years of available QCEW data and is not a forecast. See the notes page of the report for details on the methodology used.

 Growing and declining industries report: XLS   PDF

Employment Growth Ranking by State and MSA

upDATED jul. 21, 2014
States ranked by nonfarm employment (CES) growth over the year:   XLS   PDF  GIS

Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) ranked by Nonfarm employment (CES) growth over the year:   XLS   PDF

States ranked based on Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) employment growth over the year:   XLS   PDF

(NOTE: The CES (Current Employment Statistics) over the year employment growth estimates are based on independent state estimates. As such, CES rankings may be subject to substantial revisions at the end of the year.  QCEW (Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages) data are published about seven months after the end of a quarter and subsequent revisions are less substantial than CES.

Unemployment Statistics

The following labor statistics pages on this website provide unemployment data:

Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS)  link to program page

The LAUS program provides information about employment, unemployment and the unemployment rates.

Mass Layoff Statistics (MLS)  link to program page

The MLS program counts mass layoff actions that result in 50 or more workers being separated from their jobs.

Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics (LEHD)

Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics (LEHD) is an innovative state/federal partnership between the Census Bureau and states. LEHD uses modern statistical and computing techniques to combine federal and state administrative data on employers and employees with core Census Bureau censuses and surveys while protecting the confidentiality of people and firms that provide the data.

Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics (LEHD) [CENSUS.GOV]

Equal Employment Opportunity Data

Posted below are Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) survey data from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commision [EEOC.GOV]

Arizona statewide, MSA, & county data:
UPDATED OCT. 18 2013

  • EEO-1 2012 Survey XLSX
  • EEO-1 2011 Survey XLSX
  • EEO-1 2010 Survey XLS
  • EEO-1 2009 Survey XLS
  • EEO-1 2008 Survey XLS
  • EEO-1 2007 Survey XLS
  • EEO-1 2006 Survey XLS
  • EEO-1 2005 Survey XLS
  • EEO-1 2004 Survey XLS
  • EEO-1 2003 Survey XLS
  • EEO-1 2002 Survey XLS
  • EEO-1 2001 Survey XLS
  • EEO  Glossary

The EEO survey files are updated annually with about a 2 year lag.

Census 2000: Sex, Race & Ethnicity Employment Data

Census data are from the Census 2000 Summary File 4 and Special EEO Tabulation.  [CENSUS.GOV]

  • 14 EEO Occupational Groups XLS
  • 8 State & Local Job Categories XLS
  • 9 EEO Job Categories XLS
  • Employed/Unemployed XLS
  • Educational Attainment XLS

Census 2000: Detailed Occupational Employment Data

Statewide, County & MSA data:

  • Arizona XLS
  • Apache XLS
  • Cochise+Graham+Greenlee+Santa Cruz XLS
  • Coconino XLS
  • Gila XLS
  • La Paz+Yavapai XLS
  • Maricopa XLS
  • Mohave XLS
  • Navajo XLS
  • Pima XLS
  • Pinal XLS
  • Yuma XLS
  • Phoenix-Mesa MSA XLS

Flagstaff AZ-UT MSA was not shown in this Census EEO data table due to a disclosure issue [CENSUS.GOV]. For Tucson MSA see Pima County; for Yuma MSA see Yuma County. Some counties of less than 50,000 were merged with other counties into County Sets [CENSUS.GOV]. See file footnotes for more details. Each file is 35 pages (229 KB).