Department of Numbers

Arkansas Job Growth

There were 1,280,000 jobs in Arkansas in September 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,315,091 employed persons for the month. Arkansas added 1,600 jobs in September 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 552 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Arkansas job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey September 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,280,000 +1,600 +16,700
CPS 1,315,091 -552 +12,666

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 in September 2019 for Arkansas is at a new high of 1,280,000.

CPS employment in Arkansas reached a maximum of 1,316,481 in July 2019. 1,390 jobs have been lost in Arkansas since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2019

Arkansas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2019 1,280,000 1,600 1,315,091 -552
August 2019 1,278,400 2,900 1,315,643 -838
July 2019 1,275,500 200 1,316,481 1,018
June 2019 1,275,300 1,800 1,315,463 2,075
May 2019 1,273,500 -400 1,313,388 2,502
April 2019 1,273,900 800 1,310,886 2,160
March 2019 1,273,100 -100 1,308,726 2,108
February 2019 1,273,200 1,200 1,306,618 1,739
January 2019 1,272,000 2,600 1,304,879 1,486
December 2018 1,269,400 2,200 1,303,393 -43
November 2018 1,267,200 2,900 1,303,436 160
October 2018 1,264,300 1,000 1,303,276 851