The state Office of Economic Opportunity reports that Arizona will add more than 543,000 net new jobs by 2026, while adding another million residents in the process.
Currently, Arizona’s population is 7.1 million, with 4.8 million in Greater Phoenix. Maricopa County will likely account for 75 percent of all Arizona gains, with the rest of the state accounting for the remaining percentage. Health care and education are expected to create the highest number of jobs.
The report also noted that Yavapai County is projected to grow employment by 2.1 percent annually, matching the fastest pace statewide.
– Office of Economic Opportunity reports