Department of Numbers

Pine Bluff, Arkansas Job Growth

There were 31,000 jobs in Pine Bluff, Arkansas in May 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 31,455 employed persons for the month. Pine Bluff added 500 jobs in May 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,234 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Pine Bluff job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 31,000 +500 -1,800
CPS 31,455 +1,234 -1,514

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Pine Bluff, Arkansas Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Pine Bluff 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 Pine Bluff, Arkansas

CES employment for Pine Bluff peaked in April 2005 at 43,000. Since then 12,000 jobs have been lost in Pine Bluff according to the employer survey. From a trough of 30,500 in April 2020, Pine Bluff has gained 500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 43,307 for Pine Bluff in July 2005. 11,852 jobs have been lost in Pine Bluff since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 30,221, Pine Bluff has added 1,234 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2020

Pine Bluff, Arkansas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2020 31,000 500 31,455 1,234
April 2020 30,500 -1,700 30,221 -2,745
March 2020 32,200 -299 32,966 -97
February 2020 32,500 -300 33,063 -5
January 2020 32,800 200 33,068 -61
December 2019 32,600 100 33,129 4
November 2019 32,500 -100 33,125 14
October 2019 32,600 0 33,111 27
September 2019 32,600 0 33,084 42
August 2019 32,600 0 33,042 48
July 2019 32,600 100 32,994 31
June 2019 32,500 -300 32,963 -6