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Jonesboro, Arkansas Job Growth

There were 59,600 jobs in Jonesboro, Arkansas in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 63,793 employed persons for the month. Jonesboro added 100 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 9 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Jonesboro job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 59,600 +100 +2,000
CPS 63,793 +9 +2,903

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

Jonesboro, Arkansas Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Jonesboro 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 Jonesboro, Arkansas

CES employment for Jonesboro peaked in December 2019 at 61,400. Since then 1,800 jobs have been lost in Jonesboro according to the employer survey. From a trough of 54,200 in April 2020, Jonesboro has gained 5,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 65,191 for Jonesboro in December 2019. 1,398 jobs have been lost in Jonesboro since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 59,874, Jonesboro has added 3,919 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2021

Jonesboro, Arkansas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2021 59,600 100 63,793 9
June 2021 59,500 -100 63,784 -90
May 2021 59,600 700 63,874 11
April 2021 58,900 0 63,863 40
March 2021 58,900 400 63,823 -121
February 2021 58,500 -200 63,944 -132
January 2021 58,700 -100 64,076 33
December 2020 58,800 300 64,043 2,543
November 2020 58,500 300 61,500 -42
October 2020 58,200 100 61,542 98
September 2020 58,100 0 61,444 217
August 2020 58,100 500 61,227 337