Workforce

Leading employers like Boeing and Banner Medical Centers benefit from Mesa's well educated workforce, over 30% of which have an associates degree or higher. Since 2009, Mesa's labor force has continued to grow, adding nearly 3,000 new workers. Overall, the Mesa labor force has grown by 25%  since 2000, which is on par with the growth of the Greater Phoenix labor force, which grew by 28% during the same time period.

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 7th lowest workers compensation premium rates and the 6th 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.

2013 Educational Attainment
Highest Level Completed
  Mesa Greater Phx
High School 27.2% 24.6%
Some College 27.7% 25.8%
Associates Degree or Higher 31.5% 35.8%
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2013 Employment & Labor Force
  Mesa Greater Phx
Labor Force 222,123 2,033,400
Employment 209,002 1,907,362
Unemployment 5.9% 6.2%
Bureau of Labor Statistics - Dec. 2013

Employment by occupation 2011

 

 

 

 

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