Arkansas Job Growth
There were 1,240,500 jobs in Arkansas in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,292,574 employed persons for the month. Arkansas lost 100 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 4,428 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Arkansas job growth compared to other states.
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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 peaked in February 2017 for Arkansas at 1,240,600. Since then 100 jobs have been lost in Arkansas according to the employer survey.
CPS employment in Arkansas reached a maximum of 1,304,511 in May 2008. 11,937 jobs have been lost in Arkansas since then according to the household survey. From a November 2013 low of 1,208,278, Arkansas has added 84,296 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Arkansas Employment History