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Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, Arkansas Job Growth

There were 253,900 jobs in Fayetteville, Arkansas in August 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 269,668 employed persons for the month. Fayetteville lost 1,100 jobs in August 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 1,951 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Fayetteville job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 253,900 -1,100 +7,400
CPS 269,668 -1,951 +12,781

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 2017 at 255,000. Since then 1,100 jobs have been lost in Fayetteville according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 271,619 for Fayetteville in July 2017. 1,951 jobs have been lost in Fayetteville since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2017

Fayetteville, Arkansas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2017 253,900 -1,100 269,668 -1,951
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
November 2016 249,500 300 258,154 -180
October 2016 249,200 1,400 258,334 764
September 2016 247,800 1,300 257,570 683