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Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, Arkansas Job Growth

There were 265,400 jobs in Fayetteville, Arkansas in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 263,611 employed persons for the month. Fayetteville added 1,800 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 982 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Fayetteville job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 265,400 +1,800 -700
CPS 263,611 +982 -12,699

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 3,300 jobs have been lost in Fayetteville according to the employer survey. From a trough of 241,400 in April 2020, Fayetteville has gained 24,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 277,040 for Fayetteville in February 2020. 13,429 jobs have been lost in Fayetteville since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 243,367, Fayetteville has added 20,244 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Fayetteville, Arkansas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 265,400 1,800 263,611 982
October 2020 263,600 3,400 262,629 1,121
September 2020 260,200 0 261,508 416
August 2020 260,200 2,200 261,092 6,796
July 2020 258,000 2,700 254,296 671
June 2020 255,300 6,000 253,625 -1,773
May 2020 249,300 7,900 255,398 12,031
April 2020 241,400 -25,100 243,367 -32,186
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