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Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, Arkansas Job Growth

There were 369,700 jobs in Little Rock, Arkansas in September 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 342,801 employed persons for the month. Little Rock added 200 jobs in September 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 7 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Little Rock job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 369,700 +200 +8,600
CPS 342,801 +7 +6,586

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Little Rock, Arkansas Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Little Rock 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 Little Rock, Arkansas

CES employment for Little Rock in September 2022 is at a new high of 369,700.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 350,220 for Little Rock in February 2020. 7,419 jobs have been lost in Little Rock since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 322,821, Little Rock has added 19,980 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2022

Little Rock, Arkansas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2022 369,700 200 342,801 7
August 2022 369,500 700 342,794 -118
July 2022 368,800 3,900 342,912 -76
June 2022 364,900 -1,300 342,988 342
May 2022 366,200 -500 342,646 396
April 2022 366,700 1,800 342,250 455
March 2022 364,900 200 341,795 487
February 2022 364,700 -300 341,308 1,220
January 2022 365,000 300 340,088 1,666
December 2021 364,700 600 338,422 -60
November 2021 364,100 1,800 338,482 542
October 2021 362,300 1,200 337,940 1,725