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 47,126 50,002 2,908 5.8% 49.8%
Pima 472,620 495,137 22,312 4.5% 58.9%
Pinal 174,305 183,390 9,138 5.0% 50.0%
Santa Cruz 17,961 19,448 1,477 7.6% 55.2%

Source: Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity, February 2019
*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 25,900 3,600  
Mining and Construction 1,700 19,200 3,975  
Trade, Transportation & Utilities 5,700 60,100 10,750 5,700
Information 400 5,800 600  
Financial Activities 1,300 18,300 1,450  
Professional & Business Services 3,900 52,200 7,025  
Education & Health Services 4,700 67,500 6,450  
Leisure & Hospitality 3,500 44,700 6,875  
Other Services 700 13,100 1,725  
Government 10,700 81,400 20,250 3,700

Source: Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity, February 2019


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 $90,630 $91,410 $109,030 $89,240
Business & Financial Operations $73,880 $64,920 $68,320 $63,030
Computer & Mathematical $87,860 $80,670 $83,860 $64,720
Architecture & Engineering $93,480 $96,900 $83,070 $76,550
Life, Physical & Social Science $73,960 $65,430 $66,130 $51,850
Community & Social Service $43,460 $42,080 $46,250 $46,870
Legal $70,830 $80,220 $100,500 $88,940
Education, Training & Library - $51,560 $47,660 $42,910
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports & Media $55,120 $45,940 $56,200 $42,320
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $91,080 $79,010 $85,110 $76,540
Healthcare Support $35,750 $30,990 $33,300 $32,820
Protective Service $57,480 $47,640 $46,120 $52,760
Food Preparation & Service Related $26,280 $25,770 $27,730 $27,180
Building/Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $26,280 $26,950 $28,370 $27,440
Personal Care & Service $26,310 $26,420 $27,500 $27,630
Sales and Related $30,710 $32,460 $40,340 $32,680
Office & Administrative Support $32,580 $34,320 $38,900 $39,080
Farming, Fishing & Forestry $26,140 $27,910 $29,520 $34,860
Construction & Extraction $41,170 $40,340 $46,180 $46,860
Installation, Maintenance & Repair $43,990 $44,410 $47,620 $48,200
Production $35,270 $38,120 $38,060 $46,310
Transportation & Material Moving $33,560 $33,220 $39,670 $34,300
Source: United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2018


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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