Department of Numbers

Jonesboro, Arkansas Job Growth

There were 58,300 jobs in Jonesboro, Arkansas in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 62,364 employed persons for the month. Jonesboro added 200 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 470 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Jonesboro job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 58,300 +200 +1,100
CPS 62,364 +470 +1,594

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 February 2018 is at a new high of 58,300.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 62,899 for Jonesboro in July 2017. 535 jobs have been lost in Jonesboro since then according to the household survey. From a December 2017 low of 61,448, Jonesboro has added 916 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Jonesboro, Arkansas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 58,300 200 62,364 470
January 2018 58,100 200 61,894 446
December 2017 57,900 0 61,448 -493
November 2017 57,900 0 61,941 -346
October 2017 57,900 100 62,287 -202
September 2017 57,800 100 62,489 -27
August 2017 57,700 200 62,516 -383
July 2017 57,500 200 62,899 569
June 2017 57,300 0 62,330 598
May 2017 57,300 200 61,732 327
April 2017 57,100 -100 61,405 501
March 2017 57,200 0 60,904 134