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

There were 363,100 jobs in Little Rock, Arkansas in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 345,913 employed persons for the month. Little Rock added 400 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 442 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Little Rock job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 363,100 +400 +3,700
CPS 345,913 +442 +2,665

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 peaked in November 2018 at 363,300. Since then 200 jobs have been lost in Little Rock according to the employer survey. From a trough of 362,700 in January 2019, Little Rock has gained 400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 346,539 for Little Rock in December 2018. 626 jobs have been lost in Little Rock since then according to the household survey. From a January 2019 low of 345,471, Little Rock has added 442 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Little Rock, Arkansas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 363,100 400 345,913 442
January 2019 362,700 -300 345,471 -1,068
December 2018 363,000 -300 346,539 1,154
November 2018 363,300 800 345,385 368
October 2018 362,500 -600 345,017 1,296
September 2018 363,100 300 343,721 286
August 2018 362,800 300 343,435 -803
July 2018 362,500 1,400 344,238 902
June 2018 361,100 700 343,336 627
May 2018 360,400 500 342,709 123
April 2018 359,900 200 342,586 -1,498
March 2018 359,700 300 344,084 836