Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, Arkansas Job Growth
There were 355,300 jobs in Little Rock, Arkansas in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 340,345 employed persons for the month. Little Rock added 100 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 739 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Little Rock job growth to job growth in other cities.
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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 May 2016 at 356,500. Since then 1,200 jobs have been lost in Little Rock according to the employer survey. From a trough of 354,300 in July 2016, Little Rock has gained 1,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 342,733 for Little Rock in July 2016. 2,388 jobs have been lost in Little Rock since then according to the household survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Little Rock, Arkansas Employment History