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Jonesboro, Arkansas Job Growth

There were 61,400 jobs in Jonesboro, Arkansas in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 64,661 employed persons for the month. Jonesboro lost 200 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 18 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Jonesboro job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 61,400 -200 +1,500
CPS 64,661 +18 +1,994

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 March 2022 at 61,600. Since then 200 jobs have been lost in Jonesboro according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 65,274 for Jonesboro in December 2019. 613 jobs have been lost in Jonesboro since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 59,477, Jonesboro has added 5,184 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Jonesboro, Arkansas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 61,400 -200 64,661 18
March 2022 61,600 100 64,643 209
February 2022 61,500 100 64,434 315
January 2022 61,400 200 64,119 335
December 2021 61,200 400 63,784 -21
November 2021 60,800 -100 63,805 73
October 2021 60,900 500 63,732 287
September 2021 60,400 0 63,445 336
August 2021 60,400 200 63,109 272
July 2021 60,200 100 62,837 162
June 2021 60,100 400 62,675 31
May 2021 59,700 -200 62,644 -23