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

There were 359,900 jobs in Little Rock, Arkansas in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 342,529 employed persons for the month. Little Rock lost 400 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 935 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Little Rock job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 359,900 -400 +2,900
CPS 342,529 -935 +4,276

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 December 2017 at 361,300. Since then 1,400 jobs have been lost in Little Rock according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 346,836 for Little Rock in September 2017. 4,307 jobs have been lost in Little Rock since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Little Rock, Arkansas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 359,900 -400 342,529 -935
January 2018 360,300 -1,000 343,464 -75
December 2017 361,300 1,000 343,539 -1,820
November 2017 360,300 1,000 345,359 -1,200
October 2017 359,300 -900 346,559 -277
September 2017 360,200 500 346,836 991
August 2017 359,700 400 345,845 -527
July 2017 359,300 300 346,372 2,055
June 2017 359,000 500 344,317 3,691
May 2017 358,500 600 340,626 970
April 2017 357,900 900 339,656 284
March 2017 357,000 0 339,372 1,119