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Pine Bluff, Arkansas Job Growth

There were 31,500 jobs in Pine Bluff, Arkansas in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 31,313 employed persons for the month. Pine Bluff added 100 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 123 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Pine Bluff job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 31,500 +100 +500
CPS 31,313 +123 +338

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 November 2003 at 41,000. Since then 9,500 jobs have been lost in Pine Bluff according to the employer survey. From a trough of 30,000 in April 2020, Pine Bluff has gained 1,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 42,960 for Pine Bluff in June 2005. 11,647 jobs have been lost in Pine Bluff since then according to the household survey. From a July 2021 low of 30,739, Pine Bluff has added 574 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Pine Bluff, Arkansas Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 31,500 100 31,313 123
March 2022 31,400 200 31,190 103
February 2022 31,200 0 31,087 110
January 2022 31,200 -200 30,977 84
December 2021 31,400 400 30,893 10
November 2021 31,000 0 30,883 40
October 2021 31,000 200 30,843 62
September 2021 30,800 -100 30,781 42
August 2021 30,900 -200 30,739 0
July 2021 31,100 -200 30,739 -45
June 2021 31,300 100 30,784 -88
May 2021 31,200 200 30,872 -103