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Jonesboro, Arkansas Job Growth

There were 60,700 jobs in Jonesboro, Arkansas in November 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 64,434 employed persons for the month. Jonesboro lost 100 jobs in November 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 243 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Jonesboro job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 60,700 -100 +2,200
CPS 64,434 +243 +2,934

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 700 jobs have been lost in Jonesboro according to the employer survey. From a trough of 54,200 in April 2020, Jonesboro has gained 6,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 65,191 for Jonesboro in December 2019. 757 jobs have been lost in Jonesboro since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 59,874, Jonesboro has added 4,560 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2021

Jonesboro, Arkansas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2021 60,700 -100 64,434 243
October 2021 60,800 700 64,191 174
September 2021 60,100 200 64,017 167
August 2021 59,900 200 63,850 56
July 2021 59,700 200 63,794 10
June 2021 59,500 -100 63,784 -90
May 2021 59,600 700 63,874 11
April 2021 58,900 0 63,863 40
March 2021 58,900 400 63,823 -121
February 2021 58,500 -200 63,944 -132
January 2021 58,700 -100 64,076 33
December 2020 58,800 300 64,043 2,543