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Pine Bluff, Arkansas Job Growth

There were 32,900 jobs in Pine Bluff, Arkansas in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 33,683 employed persons for the month. Pine Bluff lost 100 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 250 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Pine Bluff job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 32,900 -100 -700
CPS 33,683 -250 -609

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 10,100 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. 9,622 jobs have been lost in Pine Bluff since then according to the household survey. From a March 2014 low of 33,382, Pine Bluff has added 301 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Pine Bluff, Arkansas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 32,900 -100 33,683 -250
November 2016 33,000 -200 33,933 -194
October 2016 33,200 -100 34,127 -129
September 2016 33,300 -100 34,256 -136
August 2016 33,400 -100 34,392 -30
July 2016 33,500 -100 34,422 33
June 2016 33,600 -100 34,389 -205
May 2016 33,700 0 34,594 -187
April 2016 33,700 100 34,781 -30
March 2016 33,600 0 34,811 125
February 2016 33,600 100 34,686 211
January 2016 33,500 -100 34,475 183