Arkansas Job Growth
There were 1,323,300 jobs in Arkansas in September 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,306,209 employed persons for the month. Arkansas lost 3,400 jobs in September 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 2,445 (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 August 2022 for Arkansas at 1,326,700. Since then 3,400 jobs have been lost in Arkansas according to the employer survey.
CPS employment in Arkansas reached a maximum of 1,322,185 in December 2019. 15,976 jobs have been lost in Arkansas since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 1,242,557, Arkansas has added 63,652 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Arkansas Employment History