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Hot Springs, Arkansas Job Growth

There were 38,400 jobs in Hot Springs, Arkansas in August 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 39,705 employed persons for the month. Hot Springs lost 0 jobs in August 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 45 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Hot Springs job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 38,400 0 +700
CPS 39,705 -45 +1,492

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

Hot Springs, Arkansas Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Hot Springs 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 Hot Springs, Arkansas

CES employment for Hot Springs peaked in March 2008 at 39,300. Since then 900 jobs have been lost in Hot Springs according to the employer survey. From a trough of 36,600 in June 2011, Hot Springs has gained 1,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 40,784 for Hot Springs in May 2008. 1,079 jobs have been lost in Hot Springs since then according to the household survey. From a November 2013 low of 37,107, Hot Springs has added 2,598 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2017

Hot Springs, Arkansas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2017 38,400 0 39,705 -45
July 2017 38,400 0 39,750 210
June 2017 38,400 -300 39,540 289
May 2017 38,700 100 39,251 103
April 2017 38,600 100 39,148 133
March 2017 38,500 300 39,015 151
February 2017 38,200 0 38,864 233
January 2017 38,200 500 38,631 370
December 2016 37,700 -100 38,261 0
November 2016 37,800 100 38,261 31
October 2016 37,700 100 38,230 41
September 2016 37,600 -100 38,189 -24