Tucson economy: City lags in job growth despite some improvement

Tucson economy: City lags in job growth despite some improvement

In 2018, the Tucson metropolitan area added over 4,000 jobs, which translated into 1.2 percent growth, according to the MAP Dashboard, a project of the Economic and Business Research Center at the University of Arizona.

That moved Tucson to 11th place among peer western metropolitan areas, a decline from 10th in 2017 but better than its last place ranking during 2016 and 2015.

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Despite some gains in recent years, Tucson's ranks eighth among a dozen Western cities for median wages, according to the Making Action Possible Dashboard, a project of the University of Arizona Economic and Business Research Center. 

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