Employment & Workforce


The following tables detail the labor statistics and other relevant data that showcase the workforce throughout Southern Arizona.

Employment Status

 

County Employment Labor Force Unemployed Unemployment Rate Labor Force Participation
Rate Age 16+*
Cochise 45,203 47,937 2,734 5.7% 49.8%
Pima 457,236 479,049 21,813 4.6% 58.9%
Pinal 162,561 171,292 8,731 5.1% 50.0%
Santa Cruz 16,278 18,289 2,011 11.0% 55.2%

Source: Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity, July 2018
*Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2012 - 2016 American Community Surveys 5-year Estimates

Employment by Occupation

 

Occupation Type Cochise County Pima County Pinal County Santa Cruz County
Manufacturing 600 25,200 3,850 675
Mining and Construction 1,500 18,800 3,375  
Trade, Transportation & Utilities 5,800 61,000 10,475 5,050
Information 400 5,400 550  
Financial Activities 1,200 17,900 1,450  
Professional & Business Services 3,400 51,800 6,150  
Education & Health Services 4,600 65,800 5,675  
Leisure & Hospitality 3,600 44,800 5,850  
Other Services 800 13,100 1,775 2,850
Government 10,200 68,400 18,075 3,125

Source: Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity, July 2018


Veteran Statistics

 

County Total # of Veterans % age 18-34 % age 35-54 % age 55-64 % age 65-75 % over 75
Pima 86,938 8.2% 22.5% 18.6% 24.8% 25.9%
Pinal 35,060 7.9% 24.8% 16.9% 28.8% 21.5%
Cochise 18,081 10.1% 26.1% 20.8% 23.5% 19.4%
Santa Cruz 1,839 6.3% 23.6% 18.8% 25.0% 26.4%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2012 - 2016 American Community Surveys 5-year Estimates

 

Estimated Earnings by Occupation

 
Occupation Type Cochise County Pima County Pinal County Santa Cruz County
Management $85,720 $79,440 $89,310 $76,970
Business & Financial Operations $77,380 $59,010 $61,910 $59,740
Computer & Mathematical $86,980 $76,720 $80,750 $55,790
Architecture & Engineering $92,010 $90,580 $75,180 $70,370
Life, Physical & Social Science $72,530 $51,490 $58,680 $46,100
Community & Social Service $38,400 $37,680 $39,960 $38,670
Legal $56,690 $61,120 $81,470 $75,680
Education, Training & Library $36,750 $39,620 $41,790 $38,380
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports & Media $47,030 $39,240 $44,460 $36,850
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $61,300 $66,340 $69,940 $66,120
Healthcare Support $29,150 $28,750 $69,690 $30,880
Protective Service $52,420 $42,120 $40,450 $43,790
Food Preparation & Service Related $21,820 $21,220 $21,950 $20,820
Building/Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $23,040 $24,010 $43,320 $23,770
Personal Care & Service $22,990 $22,500 $23,490 $23,000
Sales and Related $24,040 $24,200 $27,290 $23,920
Office & Administrative Support 30,630 $31,020 $34,940 $31,220
Farming, Fishing & Forestry $25,530 $23,200 $22,730 $31,290
Construction & Extraction $38,180 $37,340 $41,050 $46,410
Installation, Maintenance & Repair $42,640 $47,740 $42,450 $43,570
Production $33,920 $34,720 $32,800 $41,690
Transportation & Material Moving $26,780 $27,590 $31,840 $29,840
Source: United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2017


NAICS Code Employment per County

 
NAICS Category Cochise County Pima County Pinal County Santa Cruz County
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting 1,399 1,697 2,995 331
Mining, Quarrying, Oil & Gas Extraction 288 3,458 1,771 141
Construction 2,293 26,949 8,599 1,033
Manufacturing 1,671 28,731 13,214 1,023
Wholesale Trade 565 7,497 2,514 1,593
Retail Trade 4,736 49,902 16,557 2,921
Transportation & Warehousing 1,262 14,343 5,331 1,203
Utilities 510 3,258 1,726 138
Information 637 6,816 2,359 119
Finance & Insurance 929 14,753 6,039 424
Real Estate, Rental & Leasing 684 9,864 2,900 448
Professional, Scientific & Tech Services 3,322 25,885 6,143 492
Management of Companies & Enterprises 8 256 180 21
Administration and Support for Waste Management 1,827 26,574 7,569 719
Education Services 4,274 44,884 11,944 1,839
Health Care & Social Assistance 5,383 63,211 18,099 1,617
Arts, Entertainment & Recreation 470 11,960 4,615 233
Accommodation & Food Services 4,123 37,669 10,417 1,074
Other Services (except Public Administration) 1,729 22,757 5,827 275
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2012 - 2016 American Community Surveys 5-year Estimates
 
 
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