Leading Economic Indicators and Index

This chart defaults to Arizona's five largest industrial sectors. However, you can switch sectors on/off by clicking on their titles in the legend below the chart.  Run your cursor over the chart and it becomes a tooltip. Use the icons at the bottom of the chart to download the data.

In the table below, click on any series title to view a pop-up chart of trend.  Use the tools at the bottom of the table to download and share the data.  The table offers more more industry detail than the chart above, it also contains labor force and unemployment data.


Our Sources

The civilian labor force, employment, unemployment, and unemployment rate at the top of the table are from the Local Area Unemployment Statistics Survey from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This is a monthly survey often referred to as the Household Survey, and it samples people living a certain geography (in this case Arizona) and asks them about their employment status. The data which provides statistics for employment by industrial sector is from the Current Employment Survey also from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.  It samples business establishments and asks them about employment levels.  This is also a monthly survey, and it gives information about the payroll jobs in a certain geography, in this case Arizona. So in the first case, we are counting people and determining their employment status, in the second case we are counting jobs by industries/businesses located in a certain area. These two surveys are some of the most important sources of information about employment that we have in the United States, but they are quite different.