Arkansas Job Growth
There were 1,255,600 jobs in Arkansas in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,301,585 employed persons for the month. Arkansas lost 3,400 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 10,820 (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 January 2020 for Arkansas at 1,293,400. Since then 37,800 jobs have been lost in Arkansas according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,165,200 in April 2020, Arkansas has gained 90,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in Arkansas reached a maximum of 1,323,423 in December 2019. 21,838 jobs have been lost in Arkansas since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 1,234,204, Arkansas has added 67,381 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Arkansas Employment History