Department of Numbers

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.

Employment Survey March 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 1,272,900 -300 +11,700
CPS 1,308,697 +2,079 +8,585

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

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2019

Arkansas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2019 1,272,900 -300 1,308,697 2,079
February 2019 1,273,200 1,200 1,306,618 1,739
January 2019 1,272,000 2,600 1,304,879 1,486
December 2018 1,269,400 2,200 1,303,393 -43
November 2018 1,267,200 2,900 1,303,436 160
October 2018 1,264,300 1,000 1,303,276 851
September 2018 1,263,300 1,100 1,302,425 1,039
August 2018 1,262,200 -100 1,301,386 746
July 2018 1,262,300 3,500 1,300,640 516
June 2018 1,258,800 -1,900 1,300,124 60
May 2018 1,260,700 800 1,300,064 -69
April 2018 1,259,900 -1,300 1,300,133 21