Department of Numbers

Jonesboro, Arkansas Job Growth

There were 57,000 jobs in Jonesboro, Arkansas in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 61,968 employed persons for the month. Jonesboro lost 100 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 319 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Jonesboro job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 57,000 -100 +800
CPS 61,968 -319 +1,697

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 2017 at 57,500. Since then 500 jobs have been lost in Jonesboro according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 62,899 for Jonesboro in July 2017. 931 jobs have been lost in Jonesboro since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Jonesboro, Arkansas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 57,000 -100 61,968 -319
October 2017 57,100 -400 62,287 -202
September 2017 57,500 700 62,489 -27
August 2017 56,800 -300 62,516 -383
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