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‚Äôs 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, Arizona has one of the lowest unionization rates 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%
 Source: 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%
Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016


Workforce Chart 2016