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Jonesboro, Arkansas Job Growth

There were 62,400 jobs in Jonesboro, Arkansas in July 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 64,576 employed persons for the month. Jonesboro added 500 jobs in July 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 24 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Jonesboro job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 62,400 +500 +2,200
CPS 64,576 +24 +1,739

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 in July 2022 is at a new high of 62,400.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 65,274 for Jonesboro in December 2019. 698 jobs have been lost in Jonesboro since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 59,477, Jonesboro has added 5,099 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2022

Jonesboro, Arkansas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2022 62,400 500 64,576 24
June 2022 61,900 400 64,552 -19
May 2022 61,500 100 64,571 -104
April 2022 61,400 -200 64,675 32
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