Department of Numbers

Hot Springs, Arkansas Job Growth

There were 39,100 jobs in Hot Springs, Arkansas in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 39,375 employed persons for the month. Hot Springs lost 100 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 349 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Hot Springs job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 39,100 -100 +400
CPS 39,375 +349 +662

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

Hot Springs, Arkansas Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Hot Springs 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 Hot Springs, Arkansas

CES employment for Hot Springs peaked in March 2008 at 39,300. Since then 200 jobs have been lost in Hot Springs according to the employer survey. From a trough of 36,600 in June 2011, Hot Springs has gained 2,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 40,784 for Hot Springs in May 2008. 1,409 jobs have been lost in Hot Springs since then according to the household survey. From a November 2012 low of 37,343, Hot Springs has added 2,032 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Hot Springs, Arkansas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 39,100 -100 39,375 349
January 2019 39,200 -100 39,026 636
December 2018 39,300 100 38,390 96
November 2018 39,200 100 38,294 13
October 2018 39,100 300 38,281 175
September 2018 38,800 100 38,106 -90
August 2018 38,700 -100 38,196 -167
July 2018 38,800 300 38,363 9
June 2018 38,500 100 38,354 -150
May 2018 38,400 -200 38,504 -101
April 2018 38,600 -100 38,605 -133
March 2018 38,700 0 38,738 25