Department of Numbers

Arkansas Job Growth

There were 1,247,800 jobs in Arkansas in June 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,298,363 employed persons for the month. Arkansas added 1,500 jobs in June 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 951 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Arkansas job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey June 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,247,800 +1,500 +7,200
CPS 1,298,363 -951 -7,443

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 June 2018 for Arkansas is at a new high of 1,247,800.

CPS employment in Arkansas reached a maximum of 1,307,414 in September 2017. 9,051 jobs have been lost in Arkansas since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through June 2018

Arkansas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
June 2018 1,247,800 1,500 1,298,363 -951
May 2018 1,246,300 3,700 1,299,314 -978
April 2018 1,242,600 -2,000 1,300,292 -1,433
March 2018 1,244,600 3,400 1,301,725 -1,239
February 2018 1,241,200 1,300 1,302,964 -1,646
January 2018 1,239,900 900 1,304,610 -1,917
December 2017 1,239,000 -2,900 1,306,527 -183
November 2017 1,241,900 -2,000 1,306,710 -465
October 2017 1,243,900 3,400 1,307,175 -239
September 2017 1,240,500 100 1,307,414 186
August 2017 1,240,400 600 1,307,228 439
July 2017 1,239,800 -800 1,306,789 983