Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, Arkansas Job Growth
There were 350,300 jobs in Little Rock, Arkansas in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 336,535 employed persons for the month. Little Rock lost 1,000 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 108 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Little Rock job growth to job growth in other cities.
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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 January 2020 at 367,900. Since then 17,600 jobs have been lost in Little Rock according to the employer survey. From a trough of 329,000 in April 2020, Little Rock has gained 21,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 349,326 for Little Rock in February 2019. 12,791 jobs have been lost in Little Rock since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 306,050, Little Rock has added 30,485 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Little Rock, Arkansas Employment History