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Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, Arkansas Job Growth

There were 354,200 jobs in Little Rock, Arkansas in July 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 346,494 employed persons for the month. Little Rock added 100 jobs in July 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 2,177 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Little Rock job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 354,200 +100 0
CPS 346,494 +2,177 +8,528

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

Little Rock, Arkansas Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Little Rock 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 Little Rock, Arkansas

CES employment for Little Rock peaked in February 2017 at 358,500. Since then 4,300 jobs have been lost in Little Rock according to the employer survey. From a trough of 352,300 in May 2017, Little Rock has gained 1,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in July 2017 for Little Rock is at a new high of 346,494.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2017

Little Rock, Arkansas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2017 354,200 100 346,494 2,177
June 2017 354,100 1,800 344,317 3,691
May 2017 352,300 -1,500 340,626 970
April 2017 353,800 -3,500 339,656 284
March 2017 357,300 -1,200 339,372 1,119
February 2017 358,500 1,700 338,253 321
January 2017 356,800 1,500 337,932 1,159
December 2016 355,300 1,300 336,773 -234
November 2016 354,000 -800 337,007 -287
October 2016 354,800 0 337,294 -44
September 2016 354,800 300 337,338 -186
August 2016 354,500 300 337,524 -442