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Jonesboro, Arkansas Job Growth

There were 56,700 jobs in Jonesboro, Arkansas in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 60,847 employed persons for the month. Jonesboro added 400 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 90 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Jonesboro job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 56,700 +400 +1,700
CPS 60,847 +90 +1,906

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

Jonesboro, Arkansas Employment Changes

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

CES employment for Jonesboro peaked in September 2016 at 56,800. Since then 100 jobs have been lost in Jonesboro according to the employer survey. From a trough of 56,300 in November 2016, Jonesboro has gained 400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 61,121 for Jonesboro in September 2016. 274 jobs have been lost in Jonesboro since then according to the household survey. From a November 2016 low of 60,757, Jonesboro has added 90 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Jonesboro, Arkansas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 56,700 400 60,847 90
November 2016 56,300 -200 60,757 -177
October 2016 56,500 -300 60,934 -187
September 2016 56,800 500 61,121 43
August 2016 56,300 0 61,078 136
July 2016 56,300 300 60,942 534
June 2016 56,000 300 60,408 1
May 2016 55,700 100 60,407 -398
April 2016 55,600 100 60,805 -137
March 2016 55,500 0 60,942 240
February 2016 55,500 200 60,702 526
January 2016 55,300 300 60,176 1,235