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Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, Arkansas Job Growth

There were 241,800 jobs in Fayetteville, Arkansas in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 244,058 employed persons for the month. Fayetteville lost 24,700 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 31,495 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Fayetteville job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 241,800 -24,700 -20,000
CPS 244,058 -31,495 -27,359

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Fayetteville, Arkansas Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Fayetteville 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 for Fayetteville, Arkansas

CES employment for Fayetteville peaked in January 2020 at 268,700. Since then 26,900 jobs have been lost in Fayetteville according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 277,040 for Fayetteville in February 2020. 32,982 jobs have been lost in Fayetteville since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2020

Fayetteville, Arkansas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2020 241,800 -24,700 244,058 -31,495
March 2020 266,500 -1,100 275,553 -1,487
February 2020 267,600 -1,100 277,040 621
January 2020 268,700 500 276,419 -564
December 2019 268,200 2,100 276,983 673
November 2019 266,100 100 276,310 810
October 2019 266,000 1,100 275,500 933
September 2019 264,900 400 274,567 987
August 2019 264,500 800 273,580 880
July 2019 263,700 1,200 272,700 614
June 2019 262,500 300 272,086 387
May 2019 262,200 400 271,699 282