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

There were 357,900 jobs in Little Rock, Arkansas in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 339,644 employed persons for the month. Little Rock lost 600 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,391 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Little Rock job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 357,900 -600 +4,200
CPS 339,644 +1,391 +683

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 600 jobs have been lost in Little Rock according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in March 2017 for Little Rock is at a new high of 339,644.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Little Rock, Arkansas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 357,900 -600 339,644 1,391
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
July 2016 354,200 400 337,966 -375
June 2016 353,800 0 338,341 -248
May 2016 353,800 -400 338,589 -192
April 2016 354,200 500 338,781 -180