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+ (2014)
Cochise 46,385 49,279 3,045 6.2% 52.2%
Pima 455,800 476,600 20,700 4.3% 59.5%
Pinal 151,120 159,894 8,861 5.5% 51%
Santa Cruz 17,275 19,301 2,098 10.9% 57.2%

Source: University of Arizona; Eller College of Management; Economic and Business Research Center; 2015
 

Employment by Occupation

 

Occupation Type Cochise County Pima County Pinal County Santa Cruz County
Manufacturing 538 20,636 3,412  
Mining and Construction 1,184 11,540 2,800  
Trade, Transportation & Utilities 5,928 51,467 9,911 5,530
Information 412 4,412 630  
Financial Activities 988 9,532 1,312  
Professional & Business Services 3,739 27,784 6,315  
Education & Health Services 5,271 77,294 5,821  
Leisure & Hospitality 3,807 31,344 4,932  
Other Services 592 22,525 1,837 3,220
Government 11,547 75,200 18,610 3,638

Source: University of Arizona; Eller College of Management; Economic and Business Research Center; 2015


Veteran Statistics


County Total # of Veterans % age 18-34 % age 35-54 % age 55-64 % age 65-75 % over 75
Pima 89,187 9% 24% 20% 22% 25%
Pinal 36,090 9% 27% 20% 26% 19%
Cochise 18,931 11% 27% 22% 22% 18%
Santa Cruz 2,207 11% 17% 24% 28% 21%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2014 American Community Survey
 

Estimated Earnings by Occupation


Occupation Type Cochise County Pima County Pinal County Santa Cruz County
Management $91,597 $80,780 $81,415 $93,321
Business & Financial Operations $67,654 $53,880 $55,856 $59,921
Computer & Mathematical $75,857 $69,850 $56,158 $64,049
Architecture & Engineering $63,791 $73,770 $63,955 $61,150
Life, Physical & Social Science $70,814 $51,700 $47,960 $69,503
Community & Social Service $34,727 $36,490 $39,152 $37,727
Legal $48,022 $60,180 $74,373 $63,779
Education, Training & Library $41,656 $35,890 $37,619 $42,548
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports & Media $30,097 $37,320 $35,956 $27,899
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $59,338 $60,760 $57,181 $57,404
Healthcare Support $27,632 $27,680 $25,889 $27,211
Protective Service $49,134 $40,500 $46,260 $86,874
Food Preparation & Service Related $18,862 $19,020 $18,669 $18,839
Building/Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $19,404 $21,760 $21,513 $19,066
Personal Care & Service $19,746 $19,520 $22,305 $19,038
Sales and Related $20,074 $23,940 $22,256 $25,455
Office & Administrative Support $29,811 $29,970 $31,750 $26,954
Farming, Fishing & Forestry $21,625 $21,990 $18,740 $29,619
Construction & Extraction $35,202 $36,470 $35,831 $35,864
Installation, Maintenance & Repair $38,481 $40,510 $41,002 $31,740
Production $26,568 $32,500 $30,845 $26,705
Transportation & Material Moving $23,378 $24,340 $28,165 $23,708

Source: United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (2014)


NAICS Code Employment per County


NAICS Category Cochise County Pima County Pinal County Santa Cruz County
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting 23 192 134 69
Mining, Quarrying, Oil & Gas Extraction 35 2,524 1,219 10
Utilities 555 1915 201 74
Construction 1,021 16,619 2,443 243
Manufacturing 342 22,642 3,647 346
Wholesale Trade 429 7,442 1,403 2,289
Retail Trade 5,419 46,061 8,297 2,414
Transportation & Warehousing 485 7,947 1,340 1,693
Information 371 6,196 1,645 61
Finance & Insurance 548 12,657 995 220
Real Estate, Rental & Leasing 434 5,977 647 184
Professional, Scientific & Tech Services 3,616 16,638 886 182
Management of Companies & Enterprises 200 4,920 96 7
Administration and Support for Waste Management 2016 25,474 5,073 250
Education Services 747 7,052 1,152 100
Health Care & Social Assistance 4,766 56,150 7,572 1,183
Arts, Entertainment & Recreation 267 6,036 1,315 58
Accommodation & Food Services 4,029 43,002 6,303 1,479
Other Services (except Public Administration) 1,041 14,394 1,799 275

Source: United States Census Bureau (2014)



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