Arkansas Job Growth
There were 1,357,600 jobs in Arkansas in January 2023 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,326,923 employed persons for the month. Arkansas added 6,700 jobs in January 2023 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 1,242 (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 in January 2023 for Arkansas is at a new high of 1,357,600.
CPS employment in Arkansas reached a maximum of 1,326,982 in May 2022. 59 jobs have been lost in Arkansas since then according to the household survey. From a September 2022 low of 1,323,459, Arkansas has added 3,464 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Arkansas Employment History