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Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, Arkansas Job Growth

There were 268,200 jobs in Fayetteville, Arkansas in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 280,957 employed persons for the month. Fayetteville lost 200 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 85 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Fayetteville job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 268,200 -200 -3,600
CPS 280,957 -85 +3,917

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 March 2020 at 272,300. Since then 4,100 jobs have been lost in Fayetteville according to the employer survey. From a trough of 244,900 in April 2020, Fayetteville has gained 23,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 281,042 for Fayetteville in January 2021. 85 jobs have been lost in Fayetteville since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Fayetteville, Arkansas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 268,200 -200 280,957 -85
January 2021 268,400 200 281,042 4,704
December 2020 268,200 1,100 276,338 13,052
November 2020 267,100 1,400 263,286 657
October 2020 265,700 5,099 262,629 1,121
September 2020 260,600 1,400 261,508 416
August 2020 259,200 1,900 261,092 6,796
July 2020 257,300 3,500 254,296 671
June 2020 253,800 3,800 253,625 -1,773
May 2020 250,000 5,100 255,398 12,031
April 2020 244,900 -27,400 243,367 -32,186
March 2020 272,300 500 275,553 -1,487