Abundant, Affordable, High Quality Workforce

Leading employers like Boeing and Banner Medical Centers benefit from Mesa's well educated workforce, more than 33% of which have an associate’s degree or higher. From January 2006 to May 2016 the labor force in the Phoenix-Mesa MSA has increased by 11.8% and currently has more than 2,215,500 workers.
Source: ESRI Community Analyst 2016, US Bureau of Labor Statistics 2016

As a right to work state, the unionization rate in Arizona is among the lowest in the nation. Additionally, Arizona employers, on average, pay the 9th lowest unemployment insurance premium taxes.

Whether focused on high tech jobs, administrative operations, or customer service, Mesa and the Greater Phoenix area can meet all of your labor force needs. 

2016 Educational Attainment 
Highest Level Completed
  Mesa   Phx-Mesa metro
High School 22.2% 19.7%
Some College 27.1% 25.2%
Associates Degree or Higher 33.8% 38.0%
ESRI Community Analyst 2016

2016 Employment & Labor Force
  Mesa  Phx-Mesa metro
Labor Force 229,681 2,215,500
Employment 218,897 2,110,997
Unemployment 4.7% 4.7%
US Bureau of Labor Statistics - 2016


Workforce Chart 2016



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