Department of Numbers

Jonesboro, Arkansas Job Growth

There were 56,400 jobs in Jonesboro, Arkansas in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 60,887 employed persons for the month. Jonesboro lost 600 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 117 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Jonesboro job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 56,400 -600 +900
CPS 60,887 +117 +656

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 February 2017 at 57,000. Since then 600 jobs have been lost in Jonesboro according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in March 2017 for Jonesboro is at a new high of 60,887.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Jonesboro, Arkansas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 56,400 -600 60,887 117
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
August 2016 55,900 -100 60,299 25
July 2016 56,000 300 60,274 -32
June 2016 55,700 -100 60,306 -99
May 2016 55,800 100 60,405 -9
April 2016 55,700 200 60,414 183