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Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, Arkansas Job Growth

There were 242,900 jobs in Fayetteville, Arkansas in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 252,783 employed persons for the month. Fayetteville lost 1,300 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 2,122 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Fayetteville job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 242,900 -1,300 +1,500
CPS 252,783 -2,122 +2,882

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 July 2016 at 244,700. Since then 1,800 jobs have been lost in Fayetteville according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 257,179 for Fayetteville in April 2016. 4,396 jobs have been lost in Fayetteville since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Fayetteville, Arkansas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 242,900 -1,300 252,783 -2,122
November 2016 244,200 400 254,905 -198
October 2016 243,800 200 255,103 -402
September 2016 243,600 -600 255,505 -521
August 2016 244,200 -500 256,026 -777
July 2016 244,700 1,400 256,803 1,544
June 2016 243,300 200 255,259 -887
May 2016 243,100 1,200 256,146 -1,033
April 2016 241,900 100 257,179 231
March 2016 241,800 -600 256,948 1,364
February 2016 242,400 3,000 255,584 3,772
January 2016 239,400 -2,000 251,812 1,911