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Forecast: Arizona To Add More Than 165,000 New Jobs By 2020

The Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity released a report projecting Arizona will add 165,691 jobs over a two-year period. From the third quarter of 2018 through the second quarter of 2020, Arizona’s employment is expected to increase from 3,015,242 to 3,180,933, representing an annualized growth rate of 2.7 percent — an increase from last year’s projection of 2.6 percent and more evidence of Arizona’s continued acceleration over the last 12 months.

Arizona is projected to see the highest job growth rates in Construction (5.8 percent) and Manufacturing (3.6 percent). The largest job gains are expected in the Education and Health Services (37,126 jobs) and the Professional and Business Services (26,177 jobs) sectors, although gains are projected across all 11 of Arizona’s top industries.

In addition to the projected job growth, Arizona also saw positive gains in its median household income from 2016 to 2017, according to data from the United States Census Bureau. Arizona’s median household income rose 4.8 percent — more than double the national growth rate of 1.8 percent. According to the data, Arizona’s median household income reached $61,125, a record high.

“Arizona’s economy is booming,” said Governor Doug Ducey. “Not only is Arizona projected to add 165,000 jobs over the next two years, Arizona families are taking home more dollars and incomes are rising at one of the fastest rates in the country. This is positive news that affects our entire state — and we have Arizona’s hard-working entrepreneurs, business leaders and employees to thank. We will continue to focus on advancing Arizona’s business-friendly environment to bring even more jobs and opportunity to our state.”

Read more: AZ Forecast 

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With the government shutdown entering its 28th day, many federal employees across the nation have been out of a paycheck for nearly one month. As a nation, we all hope for a timely resolution.


Here at The Temp Connection, our heart goes out to those affected; we are aware of the many Tucsonans struggling to pay bills and put food on their family’s table. Our team would love to assist in any way possible. We encourage furloughed workers to visit our website and submit an application. Our team will work diligently to place as many candidates as possible in our open temporary positions.

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The Temp Connection is a locally owned and operated staffing agency, providing Tucson with Administrative/Executive, Accounting, IT, Sales and Light Industrial Workers.