Department of Numbers

Hot Springs, Arkansas Job Growth

There were 38,300 jobs in Hot Springs, Arkansas in August 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 37,654 employed persons for the month. Hot Springs added 400 jobs in August 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,354 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Hot Springs job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 38,300 +400 -1,000
CPS 37,654 +1,354 -2,166

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 November 2019 at 39,700. Since then 1,400 jobs have been lost in Hot Springs according to the employer survey. From a trough of 33,600 in April 2020, Hot Springs has gained 4,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 40,709 for Hot Springs in May 2008. 3,055 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 4,434 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2020

Hot Springs, Arkansas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2020 38,300 400 37,654 1,354
July 2020 37,900 1,100 36,300 47
June 2020 36,800 900 36,253 -38
May 2020 35,900 2,300 36,291 3,071
April 2020 33,600 -5,900 33,220 -6,698
March 2020 39,500 -200 39,918 -17
February 2020 39,700 100 39,935 16
January 2020 39,600 0 39,919 -32
December 2019 39,600 -100 39,951 29
November 2019 39,700 100 39,922 29
October 2019 39,600 100 39,893 34
September 2019 39,500 200 39,859 39