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Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, Arkansas Job Growth

There were 255,800 jobs in Fayetteville, Arkansas in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 269,159 employed persons for the month. Fayetteville lost 800 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 2,171 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Fayetteville job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 255,800 -800 +6,300
CPS 269,159 -2,171 +11,005

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Fayetteville, Arkansas Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Fayetteville 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 for Fayetteville, Arkansas

CES employment for Fayetteville peaked in October 2017 at 256,600. Since then 800 jobs have been lost in Fayetteville according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 271,619 for Fayetteville in July 2017. 2,460 jobs have been lost in Fayetteville since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Fayetteville, Arkansas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 255,800 -800 269,159 -2,171
October 2017 256,600 1,400 271,330 829
September 2017 255,200 400 270,501 58
August 2017 254,800 -200 270,443 -1,176
July 2017 255,000 1,400 271,619 2,645
June 2017 253,600 -400 268,974 1,362
May 2017 254,000 1,300 267,612 2,074
April 2017 252,700 -200 265,538 2,511
March 2017 252,900 700 263,027 2,179
February 2017 252,200 2,100 260,848 2,657
January 2017 250,100 1,900 258,191 879
December 2016 248,200 -1,300 257,312 -842