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Research Analyst - Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW)

  • 498752
  • Full-time


Arizona is on a mission to become the #1 state in the nation in which to live, work, play, visit, recreate, retire, and get an education. The Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity plays a vital role in making this happen. Our focus is on improving the workforce and business climate in Arizona through data-driven policymaking and effective workforce and economic development initiatives. For more information, please visit our website at https://oeo.az.gov/

Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW)
Research Analyst

Job Location:

Address:  100 North 7th Avenue, Suite 400

Phoenix, Arizona 85007

Posting Details:


Grade: 17

Closing Date: OTF

Job Summary:

The Office of Economic Opportunity is seeking to hire a research analyst to join its Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages team. The position is a telework position with some need to be in the office on occasion. The research analyst will be part of a small, enthusiastic data collection team working on behalf of the Bureau of Labor Statistics to gather employer business information used to produce a tabulation of the number of Arizona establishments, monthly employment, and quarterly wages for workers covered by state and federal unemployment insurance laws. Much of this position’s work entails reviewing unemployment insurance tax records, contacting employers to update records and collect missing business information, matching reported data to industry codes, and conducting comprehensive reviews of completed survey data.

Job Duties:

The position entails:

  • Daily phone calls, emails, and faxes to solicit employer responses and to follow up on reported data.
  • Reviewing and matching reported business descriptions to standard industry codes.
  • Entering reported data into a database and checking for accuracy.
  • Verifying employer business information, such as employment and wage totals, industry description, mailing address, and contact persons.
  • Participating in online, in-house, and out-of-state training.
Selective Preference(s):

The following qualities are not required but would be welcome assets, and candidates with any of them should note them in their resume and cover letter:

  • Understanding of Northern American Industry Classification System coding.
  • Skills in languages other than English.
  • Basic understanding of statistics, such as sampling, central tendency, and estimation.
Pre-Employment Requirements:

A qualified applicant must have:

  • Excellent skills in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • Basic computer skills in organizing files, emailing, and scanning documents.
  • Ability to make accurate arithmetic calculations.
  • Effective, professional communication style with colleagues and the public—in person, on the phone, and by email and fax.
  • Ability to track and adhere to schedules and process requirements.
  • Ability to recognize atypical data and resolve by contacting source.
  • Willingness to seek and receive guidance and feedback when necessary concerning coding and other QCEW situations.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively, while adhering to QCEW standard work processes.

The State of Arizona offers a comprehensive benefits package to include:

  • Sick leave
  • Vacation with 10 paid holidays per year
  • Health and dental insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Life insurance and long-term disability insurance
  • Optional employee benefits include short-term disability insurance, deferred compensation plans, and supplemental life insurance

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page

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Contact Us:

If you have any questions please feel free to contact kimb@azcommerce.comE for assistance.


All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.