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Demographics & Workforce

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

1  MM+
Tucson MSA Population
(Census Bureau, 2019)

Employment status

County Employment* Labor Force Unemployment Rate
Cochise 34,300 51,754 6.5%
Pima 374,500 495,938 7.2%
Pinal 62,300 193,450 6.9%
Santa Cruz 12,825 19,599 10.8%

Source: Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity, February 2021
*Nonfarm employment – not seasonally adjusted

Employment by Occupation

Occupation Type Pima County (Metro Tucson) Pinal County Cochise County Santa Cruz County
Manufacturing 25,900 3,600 600
Mining and Construction 19,200 3,975 1,700
Trade, Transportation & Utilities 60,100 10,750 5,700 5,700
Information 5,800 600 400
Financial Activities 18,300 1,450 1,300
Professional & Business Services 52,200 7,025 3,900
Education & Health Services 67,500 6,450 4,700
Leisure & Hospitality 44,700 6,875 3,500
Other Services 13,100 1,725 700
Government 81,400 20,250 10,700 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 84,865 9.3% 21.8% 17.0% 26.4% 25.5%
Pinal 35,116 8.0% 21.4% 14.2% 31.6% 24.8%
Cochise 18,217 8.4% 26.2% 19.9% 24.7% 20.9%
Santa Cruz 1,715 2.8% 27.2% 16.2% 22.3% 31.5%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2015 – 2019 American Community Surveys 5-year Estimates

Estimated Earnings by Occupation

Occupation Type Pima County
(Metro Tucson)
Pinal County Cochise County Santa Cruz County
Architecture & Engineering $90,580 $75,180 $92,010 $70,370
Management $79,440 $89,310 $90,630 $76,970
Computer & Mathematical $76,720 $80,750 $87,860 $55,790
Healthcare Practitioners & Technical $66,340 $69,940 $61,300 $66,120
Legal $61,120 $81,470 $56,690 $75,680
Business & Financial Operations $59,010 $61,910 $73,880 $59,740
Life, Physical & Social Science $51,490 $58,680 $72,530 $46,100
Installation, Maintenance & Repair $47,740 $42,450 $42,640 $43,570
Protective Service $42,120 $40,450 $52,420 $43,790
Education, Training & Library $39,620 $41,790 $36,750 $38,380
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports & Media $39,240 $44,460 $47,030 $36,850
Community & Social Service $37,680 $39,960 $38,400 $38,670
Construction & Extraction $37,340 $41,050 $38,180 $46,410
Production $34,720 $32,800 $33,920 $41,690
Office & Administrative Support $31,020 $34,940 30,630 $31,220
Healthcare Support $28,750 $69,690 $29,150 $30,880
Transportation & Material Moving $27,590 $31,840 $26,780 $29,840
Sales and Related $24,200 $27,290 $24,040 $23,920
Building/Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance $24,010 $43,320 $23,040 $23,770
Farming, Fishing & Forestry $23,200 $22,730 $25,530 $31,290
Personal Care & Service $22,500 $23,490 $22,990 $23,000
Food Preparation & Service Related $21,220 $21,950 $21,820 $20,820

Source: United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2017

NAICS Code Employment per County

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

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

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Susan Dumon | Vice President, Economic Development
susan.dumon@suncorridorinc.com
520.243.1950

Daniela Gallagher | Vice President, Economic Development
daniela.gallagher@suncorridorinc.com
520.243.1938

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