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Pine Bluff, Arkansas Job Growth

There were 33,300 jobs in Pine Bluff, Arkansas in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 33,835 employed persons for the month. Pine Bluff added 100 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 66 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Pine Bluff job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 33,300 +100 0
CPS 33,835 +66 -348

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 9,700 jobs have been lost in Pine Bluff according to the employer survey. From a trough of 33,100 in October 2015, Pine Bluff has gained 200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 43,305 for Pine Bluff in September 2005. 9,470 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 517 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Pine Bluff, Arkansas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 33,300 100 33,835 66
February 2017 33,200 -100 33,769 0
January 2017 33,300 0 33,769 -161
December 2016 33,300 0 33,930 -85
November 2016 33,300 -200 34,015 -96
October 2016 33,500 -100 34,111 -36
September 2016 33,600 100 34,147 96
August 2016 33,500 200 34,051 104
July 2016 33,300 -100 33,947 -13
June 2016 33,400 0 33,960 -54
May 2016 33,400 100 34,014 -70
April 2016 33,300 0 34,084 -99