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Jonesboro, Arkansas Job Growth

There were 58,700 jobs in Jonesboro, Arkansas in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 64,052 employed persons for the month. Jonesboro lost 0 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 198 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Jonesboro job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 58,700 0 -2,300
CPS 64,052 -198 -1,029

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 2,700 jobs have been lost in Jonesboro according to the employer survey. From a trough of 54,200 in April 2020, Jonesboro has gained 4,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 66,366 for Jonesboro in December 2020. 2,314 jobs have been lost in Jonesboro since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Jonesboro, Arkansas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 58,700 0 64,052 -198
January 2021 58,700 -100 64,250 -2,116
December 2020 58,800 300 66,366 3,042
November 2020 58,500 300 63,324 -112
October 2020 58,200 100 63,436 -5
September 2020 58,100 0 63,441 1,219
August 2020 58,100 500 62,222 1,541
July 2020 57,600 600 60,681 1,025
June 2020 57,000 1,100 59,656 -774
May 2020 55,900 1,700 60,430 1,637
April 2020 54,200 -6,600 58,793 -6,412
March 2020 60,800 -200 65,205 124