Department of Numbers

Arkansas Job Growth

There were 1,311,200 jobs in Arkansas in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,306,972 employed persons for the month. Arkansas added 2,400 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 4,522 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Arkansas job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,311,200 +2,400 +37,400
CPS 1,306,972 +4,522 +34,139

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 April 2022 for Arkansas is at a new high of 1,311,200.

CPS employment in Arkansas reached a maximum of 1,322,185 in December 2019. 15,213 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 64,415 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Arkansas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 1,311,200 2,400 1,306,972 4,522
March 2022 1,308,800 0 1,302,450 5,240
February 2022 1,308,800 -200 1,297,210 5,011
January 2022 1,309,000 3,900 1,292,199 5,033
December 2021 1,305,100 3,400 1,287,166 -226
November 2021 1,301,700 6,000 1,287,392 541
October 2021 1,295,700 8,300 1,286,851 3,154
September 2021 1,287,400 -1,200 1,283,697 3,101
August 2021 1,288,600 3,000 1,280,596 2,608
July 2021 1,285,600 8,600 1,277,988 1,783
June 2021 1,277,000 2,100 1,276,205 1,549
May 2021 1,274,900 1,100 1,274,656 1,823