Department of Numbers

Jonesboro, Arkansas Job Growth

There were 56,800 jobs in Jonesboro, Arkansas in August 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 62,518 employed persons for the month. Jonesboro lost 300 jobs in August 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 381 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Jonesboro job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 56,800 -300 +900
CPS 62,518 -381 +2,219

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 July 2017 at 57,100. Since then 300 jobs have been lost in Jonesboro according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 62,899 for Jonesboro in July 2017. 381 jobs have been lost in Jonesboro since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2017

Jonesboro, Arkansas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2017 56,800 -300 62,518 -381
July 2017 57,100 200 62,899 569
June 2017 56,900 0 62,330 598
May 2017 56,900 100 61,732 327
April 2017 56,800 400 61,405 501
March 2017 56,400 -600 60,904 134
February 2017 57,000 600 60,770 417
January 2017 56,400 -200 60,353 99
December 2016 56,600 400 60,254 -17
November 2016 56,200 -200 60,271 -81
October 2016 56,400 100 60,352 -10
September 2016 56,300 400 60,362 63