Arkansas Job Growth
There were 1,239,400 jobs in Arkansas in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 1,302,799 employed persons for the month. Arkansas lost 500 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 1,811 (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 October 2017 for Arkansas at 1,243,900. Since then 4,500 jobs have been lost in Arkansas according to the employer survey. From a trough of 1,239,000 in December 2017, Arkansas has gained 400 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in Arkansas reached a maximum of 1,307,414 in September 2017. 4,615 jobs have been lost in Arkansas since then according to the household survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Arkansas Employment History