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Abundant, Affordable, High Quality Workforce

Leading employers like Boeing and Banner Medical Centers benefit from Mesa's well-educated workforce, more than 36.2% of which have an associate‚Äôs degree or higher. From January 2008 to May 2018 the labor force in the Phoenix-Mesa MSA has increased by 15% and currently has more than 2,400,000 workers.
Source: ESRI Community Analyst, 2019; US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019

As a right to work state, Arizona has one of the lowest unionization rates in the nation. Additionally, Arizona employers, on average, pay the 13th 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. 

2019 Educational Attainment
(Highest Level Completed)
  Mesa   Phx-Mesa metro
 High School 21.9% 19.6%
 Some College 26.5% 24.2%
 Associates Degree
 or Higher
36.2% 40.4%
 Source: ESRI Community Analyst, 2019

 

2019 Employment & Labor Force
  Mesa  Phx-Mesa metro
 Labor Force 263,910 2,514,255
 Employment 251,441 2,392,982
 Unemployment 4.7% 4.8%

Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics, July 2019
Note: Not seasonally adjusted