Department of Numbers

Arkansas Job Growth

There were 1,249,800 jobs in Arkansas in June 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,318,145 employed persons for the month. Arkansas added 4,700 jobs in June 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 9,481 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Arkansas job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey June 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,249,800 +4,700 +24,900
CPS 1,318,145 +9,481 +28,681

Arkansas Employment Changes

The charts below shows the monthly job growth for Arkansas as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.

CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

Total Employment in Arkansas

CES employment in June 2017 for Arkansas is at a new high of 1,249,800.

CPS employment in Arkansas for June 2017 is at a new high of 1,318,145.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through June 2017

Arkansas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
June 2017 1,249,800 4,700 1,318,145 9,481
May 2017 1,245,100 1,300 1,308,664 8,233
April 2017 1,243,800 3,700 1,300,431 7,887
March 2017 1,240,100 -500 1,292,544 4,398
February 2017 1,240,600 5,700 1,288,146 2,393
January 2017 1,234,900 -2,400 1,285,753 1,221
December 2016 1,237,300 3,800 1,284,532 -1,039
November 2016 1,233,500 -1,200 1,285,571 -1,033
October 2016 1,234,700 4,500 1,286,604 -934
September 2016 1,230,200 1,700 1,287,538 -731
August 2016 1,228,500 1,400 1,288,269 -621
July 2016 1,227,100 2,200 1,288,890 -574