Arkansas Job Growth
There were 1,272,900 jobs in Arkansas in March 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,308,697 employed persons for the month. Arkansas lost 300 jobs in March 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 2,079 (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 February 2019 for Arkansas at 1,273,200. Since then 300 jobs have been lost in Arkansas according to the employer survey.
CPS employment in Arkansas for March 2019 is at a new high of 1,308,697.
Employment: CES, CPS
Arkansas Employment History