Economic and Business Research Center
The premier source for information on Arizona’s economy since 1949.
The Economic and Business Research Center (EBRC) focuses on applied economic research and community education for Arizona.
Through the Forecasting Project, events such as the Economic Outlook Luncheon, funded research projects and online resources Arizona’s Economy, Arizona-Mexico Economic Indicators and the MAP Dashboard, EBRC makes the latest data and analysis available to Arizona's citizens and decision makers.
CORONAVIRUS DAILY AND WEEKLY ECONOMIC INDICATORS
As the impacts of reduced household wealth and social distancing work through the economy due to the spread of COVID-19, tracking the economic performance of the travel and tourism sector can help to get an early read and provide insight into the size and scope of these impacts on the overall economy. Going forward we will be tracking key indicators: daily confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Arizona, its counties, and the U.S., initial claims for unemployment insurance in Arizona and the U.S., Hotel occupancy rates, movie ticket sales, number of movie releases. Check back often for updates and as we add new indicators.
Just scroll down the page to review and download the indicators. Use your cursor as a tooltip on the charts to view the numbers.
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The Forecasting Project
EBRC’s Forecasting Project team produces the most in-depth economic analyses and forecasts available for Arizona and its communities. These quarterly forecasts aid our community sponsors around the state in their pursuit of the next level of business success. - George Hammond, Forecasting Project director
"Maricopa Association of Governments uses the data, analysis and forecasts from EBRC’s Forecasting Project to add to our understanding of emerging trends in the Phoenix metropolitan area. It gives us another valuable way to view the future of the region."
- Anubhav Bagley, Regional Analytics Director, Maricopa Association of Governments
"EBRC’s Forecasting Project provides the RTA with high-quality data, analysis, and forecasts for the Tucson region that add significantly to our understanding of local economic trends and implications for the future. The economic data we receive is critical to our organization."
- Robert Samuelsen, Chief Financial Officer, Regional Transportation Authority
EBRC’s work on the MAP Dashboard website has helped to move the needle in several key areas. It has become the trusted source of information that Southern Arizona uses to benchmark progress and inspire action.
- Ron Shoopman, Chair, Arizona Board of Regents
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Arizona Payroll Job Growth in 2022
vs. 4.3% for the U.S.
Arizona Average Hourly Earnings 2022
Up 6.4% in 2022 vs. $32.25 for the U.S., up 5.4%
Arizona's Population as of July 1, 2022
1.7% annual growth vs. 0.4% for the U.S.
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