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Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, Arkansas Job Growth

There were 261,100 jobs in Fayetteville, Arkansas in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 267,541 employed persons for the month. Fayetteville added 400 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 609 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Fayetteville job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 261,100 +400 +3,400
CPS 267,541 +609 -93

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 in October 2018 is at a new high of 261,100.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 268,776 for Fayetteville in May 2018. 1,235 jobs have been lost in Fayetteville since then according to the household survey. From a August 2018 low of 266,894, Fayetteville has added 647 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Fayetteville, Arkansas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 261,100 400 267,541 609
September 2018 260,700 1,200 266,932 38
August 2018 259,500 1,500 266,894 -486
July 2018 258,000 -399 267,380 134
June 2018 258,399 -1,300 267,246 -1,530
May 2018 259,700 1,000 268,776 691
April 2018 258,700 700 268,085 677
March 2018 258,000 899 267,408 804
February 2018 257,100 800 266,604 1,926
January 2018 256,300 400 264,678 -889
December 2017 255,900 0 265,567 -1,262
November 2017 255,900 -1,800 266,829 -805