August 3, 2018

Arizona Employment Projected to Grow by 540K Jobs by 2026

Currently at 2.9 million, the number of state jobs is expected to reach 3.4 million in a decade.

Construction worker jobs Arizona is expected to add jobs in the construction sector. (PHOTO: AZPM )

PHOENIX — Employment levels in Arizona are projected to increase by more than 540,000 jobs by the year 2026.

That's according to a report by the Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity.

The state currently has more than 2.9 million jobs and that number is expected to increase to 3.4 million in 10 years.

That would represents growth of 542,795 jobs or 1.7 percent annualized growth.

Maricopa County and Yavapai County are projected to grow at 2.1 percent with Coconino County at 1.7 percent.

At the state level, supersectors construction and education and health services are projected to have the largest percentage change, while education and health services and professional and business services are projected to record the largest numeric change.

By posting comments, you agree to our
AZPM encourages comments, but comments that contain profanity, unrelated information, threats, libel, defamatory statements, obscenities, pornography or that violate the law are not allowed. Comments that promote commercial products or services are not allowed. Comments in violation of this policy will be removed. Continued posting of comments that violate this policy will result in the commenter being banned from the site.

By submitting your comments, you hereby give AZPM the right to post your comments and potentially use them in any other form of media operated by this institution.
Arizona Public Media broadcast stations are licensed to the Arizona Board of Regents. Arizona Public Media and AZPM are registered trademarks of the Arizona Board of Regents.
The University of Arizona