Department of Numbers

Hot Springs, Arkansas Job Growth

There were 38,300 jobs in Hot Springs, Arkansas in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 39,194 employed persons for the month. Hot Springs added 100 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 37 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Hot Springs job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 38,300 +100 -1,500
CPS 39,194 -37 -741

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 December 2019 at 39,900. Since then 1,600 jobs have been lost in Hot Springs according to the employer survey. From a trough of 32,700 in April 2020, Hot Springs has gained 5,599 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 40,709 for Hot Springs in May 2008. 1,515 jobs have been lost in Hot Springs since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 33,220, Hot Springs has added 5,974 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Hot Springs, Arkansas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 38,300 100 39,194 -37
January 2021 38,200 -800 39,231 -806
December 2020 39,000 500 40,037 2,068
November 2020 38,500 300 37,969 61
October 2020 38,200 700 37,908 117
September 2020 37,500 0 37,791 129
August 2020 37,500 0 37,662 1,362
July 2020 37,500 800 36,300 47
June 2020 36,700 1,600 36,253 -38
May 2020 35,100 2,399 36,291 3,071
April 2020 32,700 -6,899 33,220 -6,698
March 2020 39,600 -200 39,918 -17