Department of Numbers

Jonesboro, Arkansas Job Growth

There were 59,300 jobs in Jonesboro, Arkansas in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 62,645 employed persons for the month. Jonesboro added 100 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 9 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Jonesboro job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 59,300 +100 +1,400
CPS 62,645 +9 +217

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 October 2018 is at a new high of 59,300.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 62,689 for Jonesboro in August 2018. 44 jobs have been lost in Jonesboro since then according to the household survey. From a September 2018 low of 62,636, Jonesboro has added 9 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Jonesboro, Arkansas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 59,300 100 62,645 9
September 2018 59,200 400 62,636 -53
August 2018 58,800 200 62,689 35
July 2018 58,600 0 62,654 601
June 2018 58,600 0 62,053 13
May 2018 58,600 200 62,040 -145
April 2018 58,400 0 62,185 -155
March 2018 58,400 100 62,340 -34
February 2018 58,300 200 62,374 320
January 2018 58,100 200 62,054 -225
December 2017 57,900 0 62,279 -54
November 2017 57,900 0 62,333 -95