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

There were 366,600 jobs in Little Rock, Arkansas in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 342,256 employed persons for the month. Little Rock added 1,700 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 461 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Little Rock job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 366,600 +1,700 +10,500
CPS 342,256 +461 +10,445

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 February 2019 at 367,200. Since then 600 jobs have been lost in Little Rock according to the employer survey. From a trough of 328,800 in April 2020, Little Rock has gained 37,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 350,220 for Little Rock in February 2020. 7,964 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 19,435 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Little Rock, Arkansas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 366,600 1,700 342,256 461
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
September 2021 361,100 200 336,215 1,854
August 2021 360,900 1,300 334,361 1,471
July 2021 359,600 1,800 332,890 879
June 2021 357,800 1,200 332,011 209
May 2021 356,600 500 331,802 -9