Department of Numbers

Jonesboro, Arkansas Job Growth

There were 61,700 jobs in Jonesboro, Arkansas in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 63,404 employed persons for the month. Jonesboro added 600 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 32 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Jonesboro job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 61,700 +600 +900
CPS 63,404 -32 -1,360

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 November 2020 is at a new high of 61,700.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 65,205 for Jonesboro in March 2020. 1,801 jobs have been lost in Jonesboro since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 58,793, Jonesboro has added 4,611 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Jonesboro, Arkansas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 61,700 600 63,404 -32
October 2020 61,100 -100 63,436 -5
September 2020 61,200 1,000 63,441 1,219
August 2020 60,200 500 62,222 1,541
July 2020 59,700 1,200 60,681 1,025
June 2020 58,500 900 59,656 -774
May 2020 57,600 600 60,430 1,637
April 2020 57,000 -4,200 58,793 -6,412
March 2020 61,200 200 65,205 124
February 2020 61,000 0 65,081 270
January 2020 61,000 100 64,811 -125
December 2019 60,900 100 64,936 172