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Hot Springs, Arkansas Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Hot Springs fell 0.0 percentage points in November 2017 to 3.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points higher than the Arkansas rate. The unemployment rate in Hot Springs peaked in February 2011 at 9.1% and is now 5.3 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.7% in May 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Hot Springs 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
Hot Springs 3.8% 0.0 -0.5
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: Hot Springs, Arkansas, National

Hot Springs, Arkansas monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Hot Springs, Arkansas Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Hot Springs peaked in February 2011 at 3,791. There are now 2,215 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,518 in May 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 58. Hot Springs employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Hot Springs, Arkansas) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Hot Springs 1,576 -4 -153

Number of Unemployed Persons

Hot Springs, Arkansas Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Arkansas
Unemployment Rate
Hot Springs
Unemployment Rate
Hot Springs
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 3.7% 3.8% 1,576
October
2017
4.1% 3.6% 3.8% 1,580
September
2017
4.2% 3.5% 3.8% 1,565
August
2017
4.4% 3.5% 3.8% 1,575
July
2017
4.3% 3.4% 3.8% 1,559
June
2017
4.3% 3.4% 3.8% 1,573
May
2017
4.3% 3.4% 3.7% 1,518
April
2017
4.4% 3.5% 3.8% 1,547
March
2017
4.5% 3.6% 3.9% 1,585
February
2017
4.7% 3.7% 4.1% 1,652
January
2017
4.8% 3.8% 4.0% 1,625

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.