Arkansas Job Growth
There were 1,189,300 jobs in Arkansas in April 2013 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,235,684 employed persons for the month. Arkansas added 4,500 jobs in April 2013 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 1,673 (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 2008 for Arkansas at 1,209,800. Since then 20,500 jobs have been lost in Arkansas according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,150,500 in February 2010, Arkansas has gained 38,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in Arkansas reached a maximum of 1,299,751 in March 2008. 64,067 jobs have been lost in Arkansas since then according to the household survey. From a March 2013 low of 1,234,011, Arkansas has added 1,673 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Arkansas Employment History