Arkansas Job Growth
There were 1,240,800 jobs in Arkansas in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,244,877 employed persons for the month. Arkansas added 4,500 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 2,746 (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 December 2019 for Arkansas at 1,281,800. Since then 41,000 jobs have been lost in Arkansas according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,162,800 in April 2020, Arkansas has gained 78,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in Arkansas reached a maximum of 1,319,907 in February 2020. 75,030 jobs have been lost in Arkansas since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 1,168,783, Arkansas has added 76,094 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Arkansas Employment History