Department of Numbers

Hot Springs, Arkansas Job Growth

There were 38,200 jobs in Hot Springs, Arkansas in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 39,053 employed persons for the month. Hot Springs lost 100 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 137 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Hot Springs job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 38,200 -100 +200
CPS 39,053 -137 +823

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 1,100 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 1,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 40,784 for Hot Springs in May 2008. 1,731 jobs have been lost in Hot Springs since then according to the household survey. From a November 2013 low of 37,083, Hot Springs has added 1,970 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Hot Springs, Arkansas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 38,200 -100 39,053 -137
November 2016 38,300 -100 39,190 21
October 2016 38,400 -100 39,169 88
September 2016 38,500 200 39,081 -4
August 2016 38,300 0 39,085 -154
July 2016 38,300 -100 39,239 51
June 2016 38,400 0 39,188 9
May 2016 38,400 0 39,179 -196
April 2016 38,400 400 39,375 9
March 2016 38,000 100 39,366 225
February 2016 37,900 -100 39,141 349
January 2016 38,000 0 38,792 562