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Jonesboro, Arkansas Job Growth

There were 59,600 jobs in Jonesboro, Arkansas in July 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 60,470 employed persons for the month. Jonesboro added 1,100 jobs in July 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 814 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Jonesboro job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 59,600 +1,100 -500
CPS 60,470 +814 -3,409

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 2020 at 61,200. Since then 1,600 jobs have been lost in Jonesboro according to the employer survey. From a trough of 57,000 in April 2020, Jonesboro has gained 2,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 65,205 for Jonesboro in March 2020. 4,735 jobs have been lost in Jonesboro since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 58,793, Jonesboro has added 1,677 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2020

Jonesboro, Arkansas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2020 59,600 1,100 60,470 814
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
November 2019 60,800 200 64,764 208
October 2019 60,600 400 64,556 236
September 2019 60,200 200 64,320 239
August 2019 60,000 -100 64,081 202