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

There were 366,000 jobs in Little Rock, Arkansas in October 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 346,492 employed persons for the month. Little Rock lost 200 jobs in October 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 244 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Little Rock job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 366,000 -200 +3,500
CPS 346,492 +244 +2,903

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 September 2019 at 366,200. Since then 200 jobs have been lost in Little Rock according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 347,052 for Little Rock in July 2019. 560 jobs have been lost in Little Rock since then according to the household survey. From a September 2019 low of 346,248, Little Rock has added 244 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2019

Little Rock, Arkansas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2019 366,000 -200 346,492 244
September 2019 366,200 900 346,248 -302
August 2019 365,300 500 346,550 -502
July 2019 364,800 -500 347,052 66
June 2019 365,300 100 346,986 666
May 2019 365,200 800 346,320 757
April 2019 364,400 700 345,563 435
March 2019 363,700 300 345,128 729
February 2019 363,400 700 344,399 483
January 2019 362,700 -300 343,916 325
December 2018 363,000 -300 343,591 -25
November 2018 363,300 800 343,616 27