Governor Doug Ducey Delivers: Arizona Job Growth Soars

GOP Governor Doug Ducey is delivering on his promise to bring jobs back to Arizona, with a new report projecting that Arizona is expected to gain over 150,000 jobs over the next two years. Arizona has already gained over 160,000 private sector jobs since Ducey took office in 2015.

Governor Ducey points to Arizona’s jobs numbers as proof that his efforts to improve the state’s business environment are working.

“We are focused on making Arizona the best place in the country to launch a new idea, re-locate, or expand a business, and I am excited to see the continued positive developments to come,” said Governor Ducey.

KTAR News reports,

The Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity projected that the state would add more than 150,000 new jobs over a two-year period.

The department released its annual short term economic outlook in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Labor on Thursday.

The outlook showed that jobs in the state will increase from 2,933,968 to 3,086,936 — a growth of 152,968 jobs — over the two-year period from the third quarter of fiscal year 2017 to the second quarter of fiscal year 2019.

It also found that Arizona jobs will continue to grow at an annual rate of 2.6 percent.

…The state has already added more than 160,000 private sector jobs since 2015.