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Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, Arkansas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Fayetteville rose 0.1 percentage points in November 2017 to 2.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.9 percentage points lower than the Arkansas rate. The unemployment rate in Fayetteville peaked in October 2010 at 6.8% and is now 4.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.5% in April 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also compare Fayetteville unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.5
Arkansas 3.7% +0.1 -0.3
Fayetteville 2.8% +0.1 -0.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2017 data as December metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Fayetteville, Arkansas, National

Fayetteville, Arkansas monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Fayetteville, Arkansas Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Fayetteville peaked in January 2011 at 15,619. There are now 7,944 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 6,798 in May 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 877. Fayetteville employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Fayetteville, Arkansas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Fayetteville 7,675 +278 +39

Number of Unemployed Persons

Fayetteville, Arkansas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Arkansas
Unemployment Rate
Fayetteville
Unemployment Rate
Fayetteville
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 3.7% 2.8% 7,675
October
2017
4.1% 3.6% 2.7% 7,397
September
2017
4.2% 3.5% 2.6% 7,223
August
2017
4.4% 3.5% 2.6% 7,272
July
2017
4.3% 3.4% 2.5% 6,955
June
2017
4.3% 3.4% 2.5% 6,952
May
2017
4.3% 3.4% 2.5% 6,798
April
2017
4.4% 3.5% 2.5% 6,872
March
2017
4.5% 3.6% 2.6% 6,978
February
2017
4.7% 3.7% 2.7% 7,317
January
2017
4.8% 3.8% 2.6% 7,027

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.