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Pine Bluff, Arkansas Job Growth

There were 32,700 jobs in Pine Bluff, Arkansas in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 34,063 employed persons for the month. Pine Bluff lost 199 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 251 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Pine Bluff job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 32,700 -199 -599
CPS 34,063 -251 +48

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

Pine Bluff, Arkansas Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Pine Bluff 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 Pine Bluff, Arkansas

CES employment for Pine Bluff peaked in April 2005 at 43,000. Since then 10,299 jobs have been lost in Pine Bluff according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 43,305 for Pine Bluff in September 2005. 9,242 jobs have been lost in Pine Bluff since then according to the household survey. From a February 2014 low of 33,318, Pine Bluff has added 745 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Pine Bluff, Arkansas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 32,700 -199 34,063 -251
October 2017 32,900 -300 34,314 -87
September 2017 33,200 100 34,401 -68
August 2017 33,100 -100 34,469 -103
July 2017 33,200 0 34,572 181
June 2017 33,200 -200 34,391 132
May 2017 33,400 400 34,259 230
April 2017 33,000 -300 34,029 199
March 2017 33,300 100 33,830 61
February 2017 33,200 -100 33,769 0
January 2017 33,300 0 33,769 -161
December 2016 33,300 0 33,930 -85