Arkansas Job Growth
There were 1,252,300 jobs in Arkansas in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,299,115 employed persons for the month. Arkansas lost 1,200 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 670 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Arkansas job growth compared to other states.
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Arkansas Employment Changes
The charts below shows the monthly job growth for Arkansas 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 in Arkansas
CES employment peaked in September 2018 for Arkansas at 1,253,500. Since then 1,200 jobs have been lost in Arkansas according to the employer survey.
CPS employment in Arkansas reached a maximum of 1,307,414 in September 2017. 8,299 jobs have been lost in Arkansas since then according to the household survey. From a June 2018 low of 1,298,410, Arkansas has added 705 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Arkansas Employment History